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President Obama calls Gov. Jay Nixon re: flooding

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President Barack Obama and Gov. Jay Nixon talked Wednesday morning about the flooding crisis in Missouri.

Principal Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz issued this statement concerning the call:

“This morning the President phoned Missouri Governor Jay Nixon to receive a briefing on the state’s response to severe weather and to offer the Administration’s continued support in the coming days.

“The President thanked the Governor for his leadership during this challenging time, and expressed condolences on behalf of the First Lady and himself for those who lost their lives as a result of the flooding in Missouri.

“The President told the Governor that he has directed his staff to monitor the situation closely, and to coordinate with the Governor’s team on any federal assistance that may be needed.”