Hurricane Ida hit Louisiana.
In Louisiana, Biden met with the governor of the state, John Bel Edwards, and representatives of local authorities to discuss the problems of restoring normal life.
Hurricane Ida hit Louisiana on Sunday, leaving more than a million people without electricity and 600 thousand people without access to drinking water. Ten people were killed in the state. After the hurricane passed through the eastern states of the United States, causing great damage to New York and New Jersey: 46 people were killed there, six are missing.
Biden attributes the strengthening of hurricanes and storms to global climate change caused by human activity.
“Superstorms will come in the future, and they will become more powerful. It’s not about whether you’re a Democrat or a Republican. We are Americans, and we will go through this together,” the U.S. president said.
Biden visited the small town of LaPlace, about 50 km from New Orleans, which was seriously affected by the hurricane, and met with representatives of local authorities.