President Barack Obama and our First Lady Michelle Obama visited Tuscaloosa, Alabama recently after the devastating tornado ripped through the state last week. According to the New York Post, President Obama stood there in amazement at the damages in the city, shaking his head stating, “I’ve never seen devastation like this, it is heartbreaking.”
The deadly tornado that hit last Wednesday took more than 300 lives, making this the worst tornado in the United States since 1932. During their visit, President Obama make a conscious effort to prove that he is taking this natural disaster more seriously than previous Presidents.
He also went on to say, “We can’t bring those who are lost back. They are alongside God at this point,” and promised the city’s mayor that Washington would help repair the city and ensured them they wouldn’t be forgotten.
“What’s amazing is, when something like this happens folks forget all their petty differences , when we’re confronted by the awesome power of nature and reminded that all we have is each other.” President Obama said.
They had the opportunity to speak to survivors of the storm in a school gym later that day, and seemed to give the town a bit of hope and peace while they were there. Prayers go out to everyone involved in this tragedy.