Sep 4, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Biden to visit New York and New Jersey in aftermath of Hurricane Ida

Police officers and rescue workers gather outside a house where a person was trapped in a flooded basement in Queens, New York early on September 2, 2021
Police officers and rescue workers gather outside a house where a person was trapped in a flooded basement in Queens, New York, early on Sept. 2. Photo: Ed Jones/AFP via Getty Images

President Biden on Saturday announced that he will travel to New Jersey and New York on Tuesday to survey damage from Hurricane Ida.

Driving the news: Biden will visit Manville, New Jersey, and Queens, New York, to examine the destruction caused by the remnants of Ida, which caused extreme flooding and falling debris throughout the Northeast.

  • As the remains of Hurricane Ida moved up the East Coast this week, at least five states in the Northeast experienced record-breaking rainfall, causing flooding and falling debris.
  • At least 48 people died in New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and New York.

The big picture: The trip will come days after Biden met with residents of Louisiana to offer federal assistance in the aftermath of the storm, which left over 1 million people without power.

  • Biden on Thursday approved an emergency declaration for New York and New Jersey, ordering federal assistance to support state efforts to rebuilding in the aftermath of the storm and allowing the Federal Emergency Management Agency to coordinate relief efforts.
  • Biden also talked with New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Thursday, offering assistance for the states' recovery, the New York Times reports.

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