President Donald Trump plans to go to Lake Charles on Saturday to satisfy with native and state officers and get a firsthand have a look at the devastation wrought by Hurricane Laura, the White Home mentioned Friday.The storm, which struck the coast of southwestern Louisiana within the wee hours Thursday, had winds of 150 mph, the strongest winds at landfall of any storm to ever hit the state.Trump will “survey storm harm and obtain briefings on emergency operations and ongoing reduction efforts,” mentioned White Home Deputy Press Secretary Judd Deere. He’s anticipated to reach in Lake Charles round midday and meet with Gov. John Bel Edwards and others.
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The go to will mark Trump’s seventh journey to Louisiana as president. Trump has mentioned he additionally plans to go to broken areas of Texas.Lower than a dozen deaths have been attributed to Laura and her aftermath, however the storm left huge harm to properties and water techniques. A whole bunch of 1000’s of individuals have been left with out energy.
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Lake Charles, floor zero for the devastation, is a well-recognized locale for the president. Trump visited in 2017 after Hurricane Harvey, one other Class four storm, slammed into Louisiana and jap Texas and dumped unprecedented portions of rain, inflicting widespread flooding.Trump traveled to Louisiana 4 occasions in 2019, visiting Lake Charles to assist then-gubernatorial candidate Eddie Rispone, and making stops in New Orleans, Monroe and Bossier Metropolis. On his most up-to-date go to to the state, he got here to New Orleans to look at LSU tackle Clemson within the Faculty Soccer Playoff Championship recreation.Edwards, a Democrat who will get together with Trump regardless of the president’s efforts to unseat him in 2019, has mentioned welcomes a presidential go to.”We’re going to wish substantial federal help going ahead, and I believe that’s at all times factor having a federal decision-maker on the bottom,” Edwards mentioned Thursday.Extra particulars to come back.