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Obama to see Isaac damage in Louisiana on Monday

Olivier Knox, Yahoo News
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Flooding in Lafitte, La., causes residents to travel by boat on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, a day after Hurricane …

President Barack Obama will travel to Louisiana on Monday to see firsthand the response and recovery efforts in Hurricane Isaac's aftermath, the White House announced on Friday.

In a brief statement, Obama's press office said he would meet with local officials and view the ongoing response effort and said more details on the trip would come later.

The president's Republican rival, Mitt Romney, planned to visit New Orleans on Friday.

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