"What l want the people of
More than 2-I/2 feet (more than 76 cm) of rain fell on parts of the state in the worst L'.S. disaster since 2012's Superstorm Sandy. At least 13 deaths have been attributed to flooding and more than 60,000 homes have been damaged.
More than 100.000 people have applied for federal aid. Obama said, and so far more than
How much will be needed to help residents has yet to be determined. Obama said, noting that
"This is not a one-off. This is not a photo op issue. This is, how do you make sure a month from now, three months from now, six months from now, people still are getting the help that they need," Obama said.
Obama was criticized last week for not cutting short his
Republican presidential candidate
However, Democratic Governor
Obama had received updates on the flooding from
"Nobody gives a hoot whether you're Democrat or Republican. What they care about is making sure they're getting the drywall out, the carpet out, there's not any mold building," he said.
Louisiana Lieutenant Governor
"We're going to need a lot of help, a lot of prayers and a lot of work to get back," Nungesser said.