Obama visits Louisiana to view deadly flooding damage

By: News Staff

The Associated Press


President Barack Obama has arrived in Louisiana’s capital city for a first-hand view of the damage from flooding that killed 13 people and forced thousands from their homes.

Obama was greeted at Baton Rouge’s airport by Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and other officials.

The White House has released few details about Obama’s brief trip.

He’s expected to tour one of the many neighborhoods in southern Louisiana devastated by the flooding caused by more than 20 inches of rain in some communities over a three-day period.

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