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Obama Visits Louisiana Flood Victims, but Some Are Busy Just Hanging On

New York Times - ‎Aug 23, 2016‎
President Obama said the nation grieved with Louisiana over the loss of lives after the floods there and promised support for victims' families, as he toured flood damage in Baton Rouge. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS on Publish Date August 23, 2016.

The week after devastating floods, Obama tours Louisiana damage

USA TODAY - ‎Aug 23, 2016‎
WASHINGTON — Wearing khakis and hiking boots, President Obama toured a flood-damaged Baton Rouge suburb Tuesday, assessing damage from what's being described as the worst natural disaster in the United States since Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

Obama tours Louisiana amid criticism that he's late

CNN - ‎Aug 23, 2016‎
"We welcome news of President Barack Obama's planned visit to Louisiana today to survey flood damage, which should help to advance relief and recovery in the disaster area as a national priority," the editorial board wrote. Trump's visit was well ...

Obama Promises Louisiana Flood Victims National Support During Visit

Wall Street Journal - ‎Aug 23, 2016‎
“What I want the people of Louisiana to know is that you're not alone in this,” Mr. Obama said, noting that 100,000 people in the state had applied for federal aid. “Even after the TV cameras leave, the whole country is going to continue to support you ...

Louisiana floods expose bad behavior by Obama, media

Fort Worth Star Telegram (blog) - ‎17 hours ago‎
First, I've tried to find real expression of regret from President Barack Obama for his unjust criticism of his predecessor. Obama said George W. Bush “only saw the people (Katrina victims) from the window of an airplane instead of down here on the ...

President Obama Tours Flood Destruction In Louisiana

NPR - ‎Aug 23, 2016‎
More than a week after record-breaking rain inundated 20 parishes in southeastern Louisiana, PresidentObama arrived Tuesday to survey the damage. The president toured a neighborhood in East Baton Rouge Parish ravaged in the widespread flooding ...

Louisiana, Its Floods, and the Presidential Question

The New Yorker - ‎1 hour ago‎
(“I think Obama just had a par on 16,” one Baton Rouge friend texted me from the flood zone during Trump's visit). The issue of federal response to natural disasters is, for obvious reasons, a touchy one in South Louisiana. It's been more than a decade ...

Obama in flood-ravaged Louisiana: 'I don't worry too much about politics'

CNBC - ‎Aug 23, 2016‎
Obama said federal assistance to Louisiana flood recovery has already reached $127 million and more than 100,000 people have already applied for federal disaster aid. The flooding, which the American Red Cross said is the worst U.S. natural disaster ...

In visit to flood-ravaged LouisianaObama vows support 'even after the TV cameras leave'

Chicago Tribune - ‎Aug 23, 2016‎
Standing amid piles of waterlogged debris, President Barack Obama on Tuesday promised a sustained national effort to rebuild flood-ravaged southern Louisiana "even after the TV cameras leave" on a visit aimed in part at stemming campaign-season ...

Obama tours flood-damaged Louisiana and dismisses criticism that his visit was delayed

Los Angeles Times - ‎Aug 23, 2016‎
President Obama tried to set aside politics Tuesday in favor of pointing to the plight of victims of the devastating floods in Louisiana as he underscored the importance of an effective and quick federal disaster response. Obama toured ravaged homes ...

Obama Visits Louisiana After Devastating Flood

Huffington Post - ‎Aug 23, 2016‎
“What I want the people of Louisiana to know is, you're not alone on this, even after the TV cameras leave,” Obama said after touring brick homes whose lawns were cluttered with slabs of drywall and soaked sofas and mattresses. More than 2-1/2 feet ...

Obama visit could focus needed attention on Louisiana flood damage

USA TODAY - ‎Aug 22, 2016‎
WASHINGTON — President Obama's visit to Louisiana on Tuesday could help bring much-needed attention to the flood disaster in the state, national relief officials and political experts said. “Any time the president goes to a disaster scene, the ...

Obama's Late Response To Louisiana Flooding Draws Criticism From James Woods

Western Journalism - ‎Aug 24, 2016‎
Actor James Woods took to Twitter Monday to criticize President Barack Obama's 3-hour visit toLouisiana in the wake of devastating floods. The post featured a photo-shopped image depicting Obamain a golf cart, halfway underwater, being tugged by ...

Louisiana floods: Obama 'heartbroken' after tour

BBC News - ‎Aug 23, 2016‎
President Barack Obama has toured the flood-ravaged areas of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he vowed to help residents rebuild in the coming months. "We are heartbroken by the loss of life," he said after his tour. Mr Obama dismissed criticism that he ...

Obama to Visit Flood-Devastated Louisiana, Where Donations Barely Trickle In

NBCNews.com - ‎Aug 23, 2016‎
President Obama will visit flood-ravaged Louisiana on Tuesday afternoon, where donations are barely trickling in, the American Red Cross says. The flooding — which has killed 13 people and displaced tens of thousands of others — is the worst natural ...

'You're Not Alone,' Obama Tells Louisiana Flood Survivors

NBCNews.com - ‎Aug 23, 2016‎
President Obama met with survivors in flooded Louisiana Tuesday, touring a hard-hit Baton Rouge suburb strewn with debris and rubble. "Sometimes when these kinds of things happen, it can seem like too much to bear. But what I want the people of ...

Obama visits flood-damaged Louisiana after criticism he should have come sooner

Fox News - ‎Aug 23, 2016‎
President Obama, visiting southern Louisiana 10 days after record floods ravaged the region, said Tuesday the nation was “heartbroken” at the devastation and vowed the country would help rebuild -- while brushing off criticism for not cutting short his ...

President Obama Pledges to Rebuild Louisiana After Surveying Flood Damage

ABC News - ‎Aug 23, 2016‎
After touring recovery efforts in a flooded Baton Rouge neighborhood this afternoon, President Obama pledged to help rebuild Louisiana, insisting his visit there "is not a photo-op." "I come here first and foremost to say that the prayers of the entire ...

Obama in Louisiana: 'I Don't Worry Too Much About Politics'

The Atlantic - ‎Aug 23, 2016‎
NEWS BRIEF President Obama visited Louisiana Tuesday, the site of recent historic flooding that has displaced tens of thousands of people, damaged scores more homes, and is blamed for the death of 17 people. The president arrived in Baton Rouge, the ...

Obama promises support to Louisiana after floods

The Weather Network - ‎Aug 24, 2016‎
Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 11:50 - U.S. President Barack Obama walked door to door in an East Baton Rouge Parish neighborhood on Tuesday hugging people and offering assurances that the country would help them recover from some of the worst ...

Watch live: President Obama visits Louisiana

USA TODAY - ‎Aug 23, 2016‎
President Obama visited Baton Rouge, La., on Tuesday as the state deals with devastating flooding that left 13 dead and damaged tens of thousands of homes and businesses. USA TODAY will have live video coverage as President Obama delivers a ...

President Obama Pledges to Help Louisiana Rebuild After Seeing Flood Damage | The Weather Channel

The Weather Channel - ‎Aug 23, 2016‎
President Barack Obama shakes hands with Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards after arriving on Air Force One at the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, to survey the flood-damaged region in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (AP Photo/Max ...

Obama promises support for Louisiana after the 'cameras leave'

Business Insider - ‎Aug 24, 2016‎
Associated Press/Susan Walsh. ZACHARY, La. (AP) — Standing amid piles of waterlogged debris, President Barack Obama on Tuesday promised a sustained national effort to rebuild flood-ravaged southern Louisiana "even after the TV cameras leave" on a ...

In LouisianaObama meets with families of Alton Sterling, slain officers

Politico - ‎Aug 23, 2016‎
President Barack Obama met Tuesday with the family of Alton Sterling, whose shooting death last month at the hands of police officers sparked national outrage, during his day trip to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The president also met with the families of ...

As Louisiana floods, the partisan news media protect Obama

Chicago Tribune - ‎Aug 24, 2016‎
Obama pounced on Bush for not immediately visiting Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina. “We can talk about levees that couldn't hold, about a FEMA that seems not just incompetent but paralyzed and powerless. About a president who only saw the people from ...

Trump knocks Obama's Louisiana trip: 'Too little, too late'

Politico - ‎Aug 23, 2016‎
President Barack Obama's day trip to tour flood damage in Louisiana is “too little, too late,” Donald Trump wrote on Twitter Tuesday afternoon. “President Obama should have gone to Louisiana days ago, instead of golfing,” the Republican presidential ...

Obama's 3-Hour Visit to Flood-Ravaged Louisiana 'Too Little, Too Late'

Western Journalism - ‎Aug 23, 2016‎
President Barack Obama finally met with victims of flood-ravaged Baton Rouge, La., on Tuesday, but his short, three-hour visit was too little, too late for some. The president has been heavily criticized, as he continued to play rounds of golf while ...

Obama tries to push aside politics in Louisiana disaster

Politico - ‎Aug 23, 2016‎
Flying here on Air Force One, Earnest pointed out that Obama's response had been “praised by Republican and Democratic Louisiana officials alike,” which includes the Republican lieutenant governor, who joined Edwards in greeting the president at the ...

Obama urges Americans to "stay focused" on Louisiana even after cameras leave

CBS News - ‎Aug 23, 2016‎
President Obama on Tuesday encouraged Americans to reach out and help Louisiana in its recovery efforts from flooding that has ravaged the state for the last few weeks. “You're not alone on this even after the TV cameras leave...the whole country is ...

Obama Saw Different Face of Battered Louisiana Than Bush

Roll Call - ‎Aug 23, 2016‎
Mike Sittig, left, and Nelson Morgan Jr. bring supplies to Nelson's father's home to begin the process of cleaning up after flood waters inundated it on Aug. 19 in St Amant, La. Last week Louisiana was overwhelmed with flood water causing at least 13 ...

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