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Biden Plans to Visit Louisiana This Week to Assess Ida Damage

President Joe Biden will travel on Friday to Louisiana, where he will survey the damage caused by Hurricane Ida and meet with state and local leaders.

The White House announced the trip on Wednesday, just days after the hurricane struck Louisiana on Sunday, leaving residents reeling from vast flooding and destruction. Hundreds of thousands of people are still facing power and water outages.

Ida was the fifth most powerful storm in U.S. history, striking Louisiana with winds of 150 mph. The hurricane caused $50 billion or more in damage, according to The Associated Press.

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