President Biden on Tuesday will travel to the Northeast where at least 50 people were killed in devastating flooding caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida, with stops in Queens and Manville, N.J., to survey the carnage.
The president, who approved disaster declarations for both states, will arrive at John F. Kennedy International Airport at 11:05 a.m. and then travel to Manville.
He’ll then return to Queens where 13 people died after Ida’s torrential rains produced flash floods that poured into basement apartments, trapping the residents.
In Manville, residents dealt not only with catastrophic flooding but also explosions caused by gas leaks that leveled a banquet hall.
Biden will meet with officials at the Somerset County Emergency Management Training Center in Hillsborough Township at 12:15 p.m. before touring a neighborhood in Manville at 2:10 p.m. and departing an