THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Vice President
STATEMENT BY VICE PRESIDENT GORE ON TORNADOES IN TENNESSEE
I am saddened by the horrible damage caused by these devastating tornadoes. My heart goes out to the people of Nashville. They are in my prayers.
I have just spoken with Governor Sundquist and Mayor Bredesen to express my concern and offer our help. They have asked FEMA to place an urban search and rescue team on alert to aid the rescue efforts.
We are monitoring this situation with FEMA and stand ready to support the states with any Federal assets that may be necessary.