By Amie Parnes and Niall Stanage - 10/30/12 08:37 PM EDT
During a visit to the Red Cross on Tuesday, President Obama said, “The storm is not yet over.”
Obama, playing the role of counselor in chief, told those suffering along the Eastern Seaboard that “America is with you, we are standing behind you” and vowed to "”push as hard as we can” to ensure victims receive the resources they need without red tape.
He said coordination between state and local officials has been
“outstanding,” and told governors in the areas most affected that “they can call me personally at the White House” if aid requests are turned down.