President Obama: US storms 'catastrophic'
President Barack Obama says the damage from deadly tornadoes in south-eastern US states is "catastrophic", as he prepares to visit storm-hit Alabama.
Mr Obama hailed rescue workers as heroes and said he stood with every affected American.
Storms and tornadoes across a wide area have killed hundreds of people with Alabama particularly badly hit.
28 Apr 2011
- From the section US & Canada