President Biden to visit Manville on Tuesday to survey Ida damage

President Biden is coming to New Jersey on Tuesday to visit areas that were among the hardest hit by Ida.

News 12 Staff

Sep 6, 2021, 10:50 AM

Updated 951 days ago

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President Biden is coming to New Jersey on Tuesday to visit areas that were among the hardest hit by Ida. 
The president is scheduled to come to Manville, which was not only impacted by major flooding conditions, but had at least three building explosions: two homes and a catering hall.
Ten inches of rain fell on Manville and numerous water rescues had to be performed. Manville is surrounded on all sides by the Raritan River
The president approved an emergency declaration tor all 21 New Jersey counties.
All local governments and the state as a whole are now eligible for federal money from FEMA. "We are here for you. And we're making sure the response and recovery is equitable so those hit hardest get the resources they need and are not left behind," says President Biden.
President Biden is also going to see damage in Jamaica, Queens tomorrow. He was in Louisiana on Friday checking out damage, where the brunt of the storm hit. 
Meanwhile, Governor Phil Murphy is touring and getting a first-hand look at the damage in Lambertville, Hunterdon County today. 


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