US President Biden has visited the Louisiana region that was badly hit by Hurricane Ida last weekend. He promised federal aid to the state.
Biden went to Laplace, a place devastated by floods and severe storms. He toured neighborhoods full of uprooted trees and rubble and later flew over other affected communities. He also spoke to the local authorities.
The president linked powerful storms like Ida to climate change. “Super storms are about to come and they’re going to be devastating. It’s not about whether you’re a Democrat or a Republican. We’re Americans and we’ll get through this together,” he said during the visit.
Ida made landfall in Louisiana last Sunday. In addition to flooding, the storm caused power outages to more than a million homes and water supply disruptions to 600,000 people. More than 800,000 homes and businesses still have no electricity. The state’s largest power company expects it to take another five days to restore power everywhere.
After Louisiana, Ida continued to weaken and caused flooding in New York and other East Coast states.
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