Obama administration slated to visit NC

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on August 30, 2011 at 6:33 AM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 30 at 6:46 AM

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Two officials from the Obama administration are traveling to North Carolina to get a first-hand look at damages caused by Hurricane Irene.

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano is scheduled to join U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Tuesday to survey crop damage during an aerial tour of Tyrrell County. They are set to meet first in Elizabeth City.

A statement from the Department of Homeland Security sais Napolitano and Vilsack will receive a briefing at the emergency operations center and hold a news conference.

Napolitano and Vilsack are also scheduled to visit Richmond, Va. to tour the state's EOC and meet with local officials, first responders and volunteers. A news conference is also scheduled during that visit.

Exact times for the visit weren't immediately available.

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