Biden arrives in New Orleans Friday afternoon – here's who and where he'll be visiting

U.S. President Joe Biden arrives for a virtual Hurricane Ida briefing at the White House in Washington, D.C, U.S, on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021. Biden vowed Monday to continue providing federal support in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, which made landfall south of New Orleans and has left more than a million homes and businesses without power.
U.S. President Joe Biden arrives for a virtual Hurricane Ida briefing at the White House in Washington, D.C, U.S, on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021. Biden vowed Monday to continue providing federal support in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, which made landfall south of New Orleans and has left more than a million homes and businesses without power. Photo credit Yuri Gripas/Abaca/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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President Joe Biden will head to New Orleans Friday morning to spend about six hours in the city to survey storm damage from Hurricane Ida and to meet with state and local leaders from impacted communities, the White House said.

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Biden said in a speech at the White House on Thursday that he would meet with Gov. John Bel Edwards.

“Governor Edwards encouraged me to come and assured me that the visit will not disrupt recovery efforts on the ground,” Biden said. “That’s what I wanted to be sure of. My message to everyone affected is: We’re all in this together. The nation is here to help.”

After arriving from Joint Base Andrews in Maryland shortly after noon, Biden will travel from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport to the St. John Parish's Emergency Operations Center, where he will receive a briefing from local leaders on Ida's impact on the community.

The president will then tour a neighborhood in LaPlace and deliver remarks on his administration's response to the deadly hurricane.

Debris is cleared at a collapsed car rental office after Hurricane Ida in Laplace, Louisiana, U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021. The electric utility that serves New Orleans has restored power to a small section of the city after Hurricane Ida devastated the region's grid. Photographer:
Debris is cleared at a collapsed car rental office after Hurricane Ida in Laplace, Louisiana, U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021. The electric utility that serves New Orleans has restored power to a small section of the city after Hurricane Ida devastated the region's grid. Photographer: Photo credit Eva Marie Uzcategui/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Biden will then take an aerial tour of "hard-hit communities," including Laffite, Grand Isle, Port Fourchon and Lafourche Parish, the White House said.

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Homes destroyed in the wake of Hurricane Ida are shown September 2, 2021 in Grand Isle, Louisiana. Ida made landfall August 29 as a Category 4 storm near Grand Isle, southwest of New Orleans, causing widespread power outages, flooding and massive damage. Photo credit Win McNamee/Getty Images

Following the aerial tour, he will then meet with additional local leaders in Galliano, which will cap off his day.

Biden will then travel to Wilmington, Delaware, where he will spend Labor Day weekend.

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