Biden Tells Storm-Ravaged Louisiana: ‘I Know You’re Hurting’
LAPLACE, La. (AP) — Less than a week after Hurricane Ida battered the Gulf Coast, President Joe Biden walked the streets of a hard-hit Louisiana neighborhood and told local residents, “I know you’re hurting, I know you’re hurting.”
During his Friday visit, Biden pledged robust federal assistance to get people back on their feet and said the government already had distributed $100 million directly to individuals in the state in $500 checks.
But many people, he said, don’t know what kind of help is available because they can’t get cell phone service.