By Ivan Maltsev
The president wants to assess the extent of the damage caused to the state by Hurricane Ida.
According to the White House, President Joe Biden will travel to New Orleans, Louisiana, on Friday to study the damage caused to the state by the powerful hurricane Ida. In addition, Biden will meet with the leaders of the state and local authorities of the areas most affected by the disaster.
It is reported that the president will arrive at the New Orleans airport early in the morning and will spend the entire working day in the state until 18: 00 local time.
A category 4 hurricane hit the Gulf coast at the end of last week and led to catastrophic consequences and the death of at least 12 people.
As a result of the natural disaster, more than a million homes and businesses in the region were left without electricity. The damage could have been much more serious if not for the $ 14.5 billion dam system built after the devastating Hurricane Katrina to protect New Orleans. The areas outside the perimeter of the system were most affected.