Biden pledges a vast federal response to Hurricane Ida for ‘as long as it takes’

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Dartanian Stovall looks at the house that collapsed with him inside during the height of Hurricane Ida in New Orleans.Michael DeMocker | USA TODAY Network via ReutersWASHINGTON — The federal government is doing everything in its power to help Louisiana and Mississippi rescue residents and recover from Hurricane Ida, President Joe Biden told the governors of those states on Monday."We're there to help you get back on your feet," Biden said during a virtual briefing at the White House with Democratic Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, Republican Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves and others.The hurricane made landfall Sunday as a powerful Category 4 storm, knocking out power to as many as 2 million people in Louisiana and Mississippi. By Monday morning, one death had already been attributed to the storm. Edwards told MSNBC he expected that number to rise considerably.The vast federal response to the storm reinforces one of the pillars of Biden's approach to the presidency: his belief
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