05 Sep 2021, 11:57

Biden to assess Ida damage in NY and New Jersey

 WASHINGTON, Sept 5, 2021 (BSS/AFP) - President Joe Biden will travel to New

York and New Jersey next week to get a first-hand look at the damage caused
by the remnants of Hurricane Ida, the White House said Saturday.

   The final blast of the storm that first hit the US Gulf Coast last weekend
killed at least 47 people in northeastern states as it turned streets into
raging rivers and flooded homes and the New York subway.

   Biden will tour Manville, New Jersey and the New York borough of Queens on

   On Friday, the president toured Louisiana to see the catastrophic damage
wrought by Ida when it struck the region as a powerful Category 4 hurricane.

   He called for Americans to come together as the world endures more and
more extreme weather events as a result of global warming.

   Biden also plugged his huge investment plans -- in particular to repair or
upgrade the crumbling US infrastructure -- which have yet to be approved by

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