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President Biden tours NY & NJ, surveying flood damage from Tropical Storm Ida

President Biden surrounded by Gov. Kathy Hochul and Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirstin Gillibrand
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President Biden (center) tours the flood damage Tuesday.

President Joe Biden was in town on Tuesday touring parts of New York and New Jersey that were battered by Tropical Storm Ida last week. After arriving at JFK Airport in the morning, the president traveled to Hillsborough Township, NJ, before returning to Queens to meet with locals and address the continuing fallout from the storm.

"I wish every American could walk down this alley with me and see and talk to people who have been devastated, just talk to them," Biden said in Queens.

Read the full story from Gothamist/WNYC.