Associated Press Published

President Obama Offers Federal Assistance, Condolences to West Virginia


President Barack Obama is extending his condolences and those of the nation to Governor Earl Ray Tomblin for the lives lost because of flooding.

In a statement, White House spokesman Eric Schultz says Obama spoke by phone to Governor Tomblin on Saturday while returning to Washington, D.C., from Seattle.

Schultz says Obama is committed to ensuring that Tomblin has the federal resources he needs for all recovery efforts.