Obama visits FEMA command center for storm update

President Barack Obama listens to an update on the status of Hurricane Irene at Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) headquarters in Washington Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, by FEMA director Craig Fugate, right. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

August 27, 2011 2:59:54 PM PDT
President Barack Obama on Saturday offered moral support to federal emergency management workers hunkered down for Hurricane Irene's weekend march up the East Coast and 6,500 troops were put on standby in case they are needed for post-storm relief work.