President Barack Obama will visit the Baton Rouge area on Tuesday. President Obama will assess the flooding and devastation that hit the area in recent weeks. The president will meet with local officials and discuss how the federal government can assist with the damages.
The president received criticism for not visiting Baton Rouge sooner due to vacationing in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.
13 people have died and thousands are displaced from their homes. President Obama is aware of how important his impact will be during his visit. The president also wants to make sure his visit will not interfere with first responders efforts in recovery.