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Obama to see flood-battered areas in Louisiana

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 00:50

Criticized by political opponents for not coming sooner, President Barack Obama is visiting Louisiana to assess the damage after flooding killed at least 13 people and damaged more than 60,000 homes. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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This is what President Obama will see firsthand when he visits Louisiana. More than 60,000 homes have been damaged or destroyed in the state's worst disaster since Hurricane Katrina. The president is expected to meet with officials to discuss recovery efforts, and residents say, more help is needed. (SOUNDBITE) (English) RESIDENT, GWENDOLYN BERGERON, SAYING: "This is the worst I've seen in like 10 years. They have houses that never even had water in their yards. And now they have waters in their houses." More than 3,000 Louisiana residents are still in emergency shelters. They're hoping the president's visit will speed up recovery efforts, so they can move on with their lives in the aftermath of the devastating floods.

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Obama to see flood-battered areas in Louisiana

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 00:50