Obama Pledges to Rebuild Louisiana After Flood

The president toured a flooded neighborhood before pledging federal assistance.
1:09 | 08/23/16

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I just had a chance to see some of the damage. From the historic floods here in Louisiana. I come here first and foremost to say that the prayers in the entire nation or where their body who lost loved ones. We are heartbroken. By the loss of life to give your sense of the magnitude of situation here more than a 100000 people of applied for federal assistance so far. As of today federal support has reached a 127. Million dollars. That's for help like temporary rental assistance essential home repairs. And flood insurance payments federal assistance alone is not can be enough. To make people's lives hole and some asking every American. To do what you can to help get families and local businesses back on their feet sometimes. Once the floodwaters pass. People's attention spans pass. This is not a one off this is not. A photo op issue. This is how do you make sure that a month from now. Three months from now six months from now people still are getting the help they need.

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