President Biden arrives in New York City to tour Ida-ravaged Queens neighborhood


President Joe Biden arrived in New York City Tuesday morning, Sept. 7, and plans to tour parts of Queens ravaged by remnants of Tropical Storm Ida.

Air Force One landed at JFK Airport shortly after 11 a.m., and the commander in chief gave a quick wave to press on the tarmac before boarding a helicopter bound for New Jersey, without making any remarks or taking questions.

After visiting the Garden State, the President is scheduled to return to an undisclosed Queens neighborhood for a tour with Governor Kathy Hochul.

Biden’s administration approved a Major Disaster Declaration on Monday unlocking a boost in federal storm recovery aid to local governments and directly to New York City residents through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.