Vice President Biden Pledges Support for Georgia

With the President having just declared a major disaster in the State of Georgia as a result of severe storms and flooding, Vice President Joe Biden visited the state today to comfort local residents and survey affected areas.
"Communities like yours may have lost a lot of the physical structure, but it looks to me you've kept a lot of the grit and determination," the Vice President said at a news conference in Marietta, Ga., an Atlanta suburb. The Vice President also promised relief to the area: "We're going to have people come see you," he said. "This is not going to happen overnight. This is not going to happen tomorrow, but it's going to happen."
(Vice President Joe Biden adjusts his microphone on board an US Coast Guard Helicopter before taking off to survey flood damage in Marietta, Georgia. Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)
(Vice President Joe Biden tours a shelter at the Cobb County Civic Center and talks to families who are living in the shelter due to flooding, in Marietta, Georgia. Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)
(Vice President Joe Biden gives a statement on flood recovery outside a temporary shelter at the Cobb County Civic Center, in Marietta, Georgia. Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)
 
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