WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump might be in Texas and Louisiana on Saturday to tour damage caused by Hurricane Laura, an enormous storm that leveled houses and companies because it slammed ashore this week with 150-mph winds.
Trump will visit Lake Charles, Louisiana, and Orange, Texas, the White House stated. He is about to survey damage from the Category 4 storm, which made landfall on Thursday, and obtain briefings on emergency operations and reduction efforts.
The president arrived in Louisiana at 1:19 p.m. ET. Reporters touring with the president may see blue tarps on homes and particles from Air Force One.
As we have been touchdown, we may see scenes of particles, blue tarps on homes, foundations the place homes might need been, trailer park with jumbled trailers.
The storm left tens of 1000’s with out energy and has been blamed for no less than 14 deaths according to the Associated Press.
Trump signed a catastrophe declaration for Louisiana on Friday.
“Now it turned out we got a little bit lucky. It was very big. It was very powerful but it passed quickly,” Trump stated Thursday throughout a visit to the headquarters of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
The Louisiana Department of Health estimated that greater than 220,000 individuals are with out water. Restoration of these companies may take weeks or months, and full rebuilding may take years.
Forty nursing houses have been counting on mills, and assessments have been underway to decide if greater than 860 residents in 11 services that had been evacuated may return.
Contributing: The Daily Advertiser