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Obama Statement on Fernley Levee Break

January 05, 2008

Fernley, NV - Today, Senator Barack Obama released the following statement on the Fernley levee break.

"Early this Saturday morning, a 30-foot section of the Truckee Canal levee broke, sending waves of water into the town of Fernley and trapping nearly 4,000 people in their homes. Michelle and I send our thoughts and prayers to the victims of this sudden disaster, and we honor the swift and heroic response from rescue organizations, including the Fallon Naval Air Station. I have asked my staff and supporters in the area to take time out from campaigning this weekend to assist in the relief efforts."

Donation of blankets and clothing can be dropped off at the Reno Obama for America Headquarters at 141 East Pueblo Street, Suite B. Please contact the Obama Reno Headquarters at (775) 333-9900 with any questions.

Barack Obama, Obama Statement on Fernley Levee Break Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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