In his last radio address before the election, President Obama thanked the first responders Saturday (November 3) who helped in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy's devastating strike on the U.S. Northeast, and assured its victims of the nation's support as it rebuilds from the storm.
"This weekend, millions of our fellow Americans are still picking up the pieces from one of the worst storms in our history....As President, I promise them this: your country will be there for you for as long as it takes to recover and rebuild," Obama said.
President Barack Obama won early praise for the federal response to Sandy, which hammered the U.S. northeast coast on Monday with 80 mile-per-hour (130-kph) winds and a record surge of seawater that swamped homes in New Jersey and flooded streets and subway tunnels in New York City.
Obama radio address to reassure Sandy victims (0:43)
Nov. 3 - President Barack Obama radio address reassures Hurricane Sandy victims of the nation's support as they rebuild. Rough cut - no reporter narration. ( Transcript )