The American president must first go to New Orleans, to meet local officials.
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US President Joe Biden travels to Louisiana on Friday, September 3, the first state to be hit by Hurricane Ida. The trip comes as, further north, the New York area is still healing its wounds, bruised by sudden flooding from the passage of the storm, which killed at least 44 people.
The American president must first go to New Orleans, to meet local officials. He must then assess, by helicopter, the damage in certain particularly affected localities.
Joe Biden, certainly in a hurry to get back to national affairs, should during this one-day trip stress the need for the United States to better prepare for extreme weather events, which climate change is making more frequent.
The storm, but also the fires that continue to ravage part of the American West, are “one more warning” in the matter. “It is a question of life and death and it will be necessary to answer it together”, he said Thursday.