The president’s visit will take place on September 7.
On September 7, U.S. President Joe Biden will travel to the Queens district and the city of Manville (New Jersey), which was affected by the effects of Hurricane Ida. This was announced on Saturday by the White House.
“On Tuesday, September 7, the president will visit Manville (New Jersey) and Queens (New York City) to assess the damage caused by Hurricane Ida, “the written message said.
On Friday, Biden made a trip to New Orleans (Louisiana), where he gave a speech about the measures that the US administration is taking to eliminate the consequences of “Ida.”
The fourth category hurricane “Ida” hit Louisiana on August 29. Soon, it weakened to a tropical storm. The consequences of the disaster led to the death of six people. Heavy rain and gusty winds after that persisted in some areas of Louisiana and Mississippi. In the states of Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida, a tornado threat was declared.
In a few hours, 15-25 cm of precipitation fell in New York. Residents received notifications about possible flooding and tornadoes on their phones. The main blow fell on the districts of Brooklyn and Queens; residents reported flooding of streets, houses, and metro stations on social networks. Heavy rains led to temporary interruptions in the work of three city airports, several matches of the U.S. Open Tennis Championship taking place in the metropolis were canceled.