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Obama visits Laplace La.
Obama went house to house shaking hands of the victims and listening to their stories. I wish these people the best and hopefully they can also get levee protection.
Posted: Monday, 03 September 2012 6:55PM
Video: President Obama speaks in St. John Parish
Jay Vise and AP Reporting
Video | News | Weather | SportsPresident Barak Obama made a visit to Louisiana to view first-hand the destruction caused by Hurricane Isaac.
in St. John the Baptist Parish on Monday evening, Obama was greeted enthusiastically as he went house to house in a neighborhood of brick homes, shaking hands with and listening to the stories of residents whose lives were affected by the storm. The neighborhood was no longer flooded, but front lawns were piled high with ruined bedding, insulation, furniture and toys.
"How y'all doing?" he asked.
"Better now!" shouted back one man.
LaPlace resident Barbara Melton was also grateful for the president's visit.
"I think it's awesome to have a president that cares and wants to come out and see what he can do," Melton, 60, said as she swept mud and debris from her water-logged home. "Having him here and seeing the situation really helps people be able to cope with what's going on, what's happened here."
Click the link below to view video of President Obama's speech.