Biden to visit storm-ravaged New Jersey, New York on Tuesday

by Reuters
Saturday, 4 September 2021 15:53 GMT

A satellite image shows TD Bank Ballpark submerged in floodwaters after Hurricane Ida swept through the Bridgewater Township in New Jersey. Maxar Technologies/via REUTERS

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The trip comes days after the president visited storm-ravaged Louisiana, where Hurricane Ida made landfall last Sunday

WASHINGTON, Sept 4 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden will travel to Manville, New Jersey, and the Queens borough of New York City on Tuesday to assess damage from Hurricane Ida, the White House said.

The trip comes days after the president visited storm-ravaged Louisiana, where the hurricane made landfall last Sunday killing at least 10 people and knocking out power for more than 1 million residents. Biden has pledged federal aid.

The same storm continued northward through the eastern United States, dumping torrential rains and causing flooding in New York and New Jersey on Wednesday night, killing nearly 50 people.

(Reporting by Valerie Volcovici in Washington Editing by Matthew Lewis)