Obama to view Tennessee flood damage

May 16, 2011 - 3:14 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama flies to Memphis, Tenn., on both unhappy and happy business.

He meets first with families hit by recent flooding in the state, as well as state and local officials, first responders and volunteers. Then he gives the commencement address at Booker T. Washington High School in Memphis, which was the winner of Obama's 2011 Race to the Top Commencement Challenge.

This evening, in the White House's East Room, the president welcomes the University of Connecticut men's basketball team, which won this year's NCAA national championship. And later, he speaks at two events in Washington for the Democratic National Committee.