Colorado is a disaster area

Obama flew to Colorado on Friday afternoon, just hours after he designated the state a federal disaster area, the reported.

He toured the Mountain Shadows neighborhood — where more than one-third of the 347 homes burned by the Waldo Canyon fire were located — as well as a fire station and a Red Cross evacuation shelter.

"The devastation is enormous," Obama said afterward.

But he noted that it's in a crisis that America comes together.

"We've got to make sure that we have each other's backs," Obama said. "And that spirit is what you're seeing in terms of volunteers, in terms of firefighters, in terms of government officials. Everybody is pulling together to try to deal with this situation." 

30.06.2012, 11:32

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