Biden to Visit Louisiana in Aftermath of Hurricane IdaEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

President Joe Biden will visit Louisiana on Friday to survey damage from Hurricane Ida and meet with state and local leaders from communities that were hit. Biden plans to travel to New Orleans, where the storm knocked out power for days. Electricity began returning to the city on Wednesday, but most residents remained without on Wednesday, as did about 40 percent of the state. Biden “would not go if it would take away from relief efforts,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters in Washington. The trip is being planned in coordination with leaders on the ground “to ensure it’s the right time to go,” she added. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards told reporters in Jefferson Parish that he was informed of Biden’s planned visit. “I do appreciate the fact that he’s going to come because there’s nothing quite like visiting in person,” the Democrat said. Asked what he …Read More

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