President Obama Visits Louisiana in Wake of Hurricane Isaac

Obama broke off the campaign trail to visit one of the hardest-hit neighborhoods in Louisiana.
3:00 | 09/04/12

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So many areas still under water, almost a week after hurricane isaac tore through the region. President obama broke off the campaign trail to visit one of the hardest-hit areas of louisiana. And ryan owens brings us the latest this morning. Good morning, ryan. Reporter: Good morning, george. As you well know, the presidential visit in the face of a natural disaster, that's become part of a tradition. The president was here to shake some hands and offer some more federal assistance. The commander in chief as consoler in chief. How are you all doing? Better now. I know it's a mess. But just wanted to come by and let you know, we know about you guys. Reporter: President obama met with victims of hurricane isaac late monday. On their street littered with DEBRIS IN HARD-hit LaPlace, louisiana, west of new orleans. They were in their homes, trapped. The waters came in so quickly. Reporter: The president was only on the ground here a few hours. But he also met with emergency officials to thank them for saving so many lives. His visit follows one by republican challenger mitt romney, just three days ago. Isaac hit a week ago tonight. 100,000 people across the south are still without power. And some are just now seeing the damage the hurricane did. Monday, thousands lined up to return to plaquemines parish for the first time. Many found there wasn't much to come home to. We'll come back and try to straighten things up. Reporter: This morning, those who live along the pearl river in st. Taminie parish, will breathe a little easier. It looks like the river they love won't flood a second time. But the question remains, when can they go home? It's hard. We don't know where we're going to live. Reporter: It is back-to-school day here for most kids in the new orleans area. Although some who live in outlying areas where the president visited, their classes will be delayed another week because their schools still do not have power.

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