After campaign rallies in Ohio, President Obama landed in Louisiana Monday afternoon to personally assess the damage from Hurricane Isaac and pledge federal help for the communities damaged or destroyed by the storm. In hard-hit St. John the Baptist Parish, Obama met with federal and state officials, including Gov. Bobby Jindal (R), as well as residents. Lauding the rebuilt levees that largely protected New Orleans from hurricane damage, Obama vowed to look into what can be done to protect nearby areas outside the federal levee system.
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