Bush to get the latest on floods

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

President Bush is getting a rundown today on Midwest flood damage.

Just back from an eight-day trip to Europe, the president's catching up on the havoc the deadly floodwaters have wreaked in his absence.

He'll get a West Wing briefing from emergency chiefs on the swamping of parts of Iowa and Illinois by the rain-swollen Cedar, Iowa and Mississippi Rivers. Hundreds of homes have been damaged and tens of thousands of residents have been forced to evacuate.

Aides say the president got regular briefings during his European trip.

As beleaguered Midwesterners count the cost, Bush plans to fly out Thursday for his own close-up look at the destruction.

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