Trump visited ravaged Houston and Louisiana Saturday
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, both senators and four representatives were among those greeting President Donald Trump as he arrived in Lake Charles, Louisiana, to survey damage from Harvey.
Lt. Gov, Billy Nungesser and Attorney General Jeff Landry also are at Chennault International.
Trump is expected to speak with emergency responders, including a group of volunteers known as the Cajun Navy. Earlier, he toured storm-damaged areas of Houston and spoke with people who were forced into emergency shelters after being displaced from their homes.
Harvey came ashore in Texas as a hurricane. It was a tropical storm when it hit Louisiana.
Trump is visited Lake Charles, Louisiana, as he toured areas ravaged by record-setting rainfalls and flooding from Harvey.
Trump, first lady Melania Trump and four Cabinet secretaries joined him on his Saturday trip to Texas and Louisiana.
Earlier, Trump walked through a Houston shelter to meet with people displaced by Harvey. He also passed out food and relief supplies and stopped at a street that had until recently been under water.
Trump is expected to speak with emergency responders while in Louisiana before returning to Washington later Saturday.
NBA star James Harden says he will donate $1 million to the city of Houston to aid in Harvey recovery.
The Houston Rockets point guard made the announcement Saturday with Mayor Sylvester Turner. They spoke at a news conference at the NRG Center, which has housed evacuees since Harvey swamped the Houston area more than a week ago.
Harden went to high school in California and college in Arizona but said Houston is his home. He posed for photos with fans and said the money would go people who need it.
President Donald Trump also pledged a $1 million donation for Harvey relief, but it’s unclear who will get the money. The donation is expected to come from his personal fortune.
Trump also visited evacuees Saturday in Houston and made a quick pit stop near a church in suburban Houston to speak with residents affected by Harvey and its flooding.
Trump on Saturday chatted with people who told him that the now-dry streets had recently been covered with water.
The president said: “These are people that have done a fantastic job of getting things together.”
He then pulled a man wearing a red “Trump” T-shirt in front of photographers, telling him, “Look at this guy. You just became famous.”
One man joked that he thought he’d see Noah’s ark coming down his once-flooded streets.
As Trump prepared to depart he said: “Good luck everybody” and “Good stuff.”