The White House is actively monitoring the midwest flooding and President Obama recently approved major disaster relief for North Dakota and last night issued an emergency declaration for Minnesota. FEMA, the Army Corps of Enginers and others continue to work with officials to see that their needs are met and federal support is being provided up and down the river.
This morning, President Obama talked to North Dakota Governor John Hoeven and Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty as well as Fargo, ND Mayor Dennis Walaker. Obama wanted to make sure they are getting the help they need. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has also been in touch with officials on the ground. Gibbs went on to say residents need to remain vigilant about flood crests and should pay attention to emergency information about evacuations.