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Although it sounds like something from Headbanger's Ball, it's just the preferred format now to try to make news on the one neglected day of the week where politics don't reign supreme.
In his weekly address, the president discussed efforts underway from the federal government to assist citizens of the upper Midwest who are dealing with rising flood waters. He said the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA are coordinating the response with many other government agencies on location to assist.
"The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is assisting in the emergency construction of levees," he said. "The Coast Guard is aiding in search and rescue efforts while the Department of Defense is helping to move people and supplies. Members of the National Guard have been activated and are on the scene as well."
"Hospitals and nursing homes in the area are being evacuated and residents in poor health or with special needs are being transported to higher ground. Teams from the Department of Health and Human Services are aiding in this work. And the Red Cross is in place to provide shelter and supplies for folks in need."