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.
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.”