President Obama was in Baton Rouge, Louisiana yesterday surveying the historic flooding that has damaged more almost 70,000 homes and killed at least 13 people. He also sat down with Alton Sterling’s family.
President Obama met with residents as they showed him the damage first hand. Many neighborhoods are lined with furniture, and other personal possessions of the residents that they had to throw out. Many of the residents who lost everything do not have flood insurance as Baton Rouge — as opposed to New Orleans — is not very prone to flooding.
While on the trip President Obama met with relatives of men killed and injured in two high-profile Baton Rogue shootings involving police officers, the White House said.