President Joe Biden is scheduled to visit Queens and Manville, New Jersey, on Tuesday for a firsthand look at the damage caused by Ida’s record-breaking rainfall last week.
While precise details of Biden's schedule were not available Monday night, Air Force One is expected to land at Kennedy Airport shortly after 11 a.m. Tuesday, with the president then heading to New Jersey, according to the White House press office.
Biden is scheduled to speak in Queens about 4 p.m. and tour a borough neighborhood damaged in the storm, according to the press office.
Eleven of the 17 people killed in New York as a result of last week’s deadly storm died in Queens.
More than 1,000 people were rescued in that borough during the flooding, according to the NYPD.
Explosions tore apart a catering hall and two homes in Manville, which also was hit by severe flooding.
With Laura Figueroa Hernandez