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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.

Go deeper: In photos: Ida's impact across the U.S.

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Biden administration outlines "ambitious" plans for coastal wind farms

The Block Island Wind Farm off the coast of Block Island, R.I. Photo: David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

The Biden administration plans to identify and lease federal waters along seven coastal areas to offshore wind power developers over the next few years, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced Wednesday.

Why it matters: The new plan constitutes an aggressive push by the federal government to reach its goal of 30 gigawatts of offshore wind-generating capacity in U.S. waters by 2030.

Birx: Trump White House could have reduced COVID deaths by 30 to 40%

Deborah Birx, then-coronavirus response coordinator, speaks during a news conference in the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Nov. 19, 2020. Photo: Chris Kleponis/CNP/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Deborah Birx, the White House COVID-19 response coordinator under former President Trump, told a House subcommittee earlier this month that the Trump administration could have prevented tens of thousands of deaths during the early stages of the pandemic.

Driving the news: "I believe if we had fully implemented the mask mandates, the reduction in indoor dining ... and we had increased testing, that we probably could have decreased fatalities into the 30% less to 40% less range," Birx said in a closed-door testimony to the Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, according to excerpts provided by the panel.

Study: Fear of debt keeps Latinos out of college

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Fear of never being able to pay off school loans is keeping many young Latinos in the U.S. from going to college or completing a degree, according to a report published in September.

State of play: Latinos tend to have more difficulty repaying school debt than white student borrowers, according to Federal Reserve data, at the same time that they need more loans in order to afford tuition.