White House Provides Update On Impact Of Ida

(Washington, DC) -- The White House says it could be weeks before everything is back up and running along the Gulf coast following Hurricane Ida.  

Press Secretary Jen Psaki said President Biden continues to monitor this "extremely large and powerful" storm. She added it's going to continue to inflict damage as it moves through the Southeast.  

Psaki said this will be a lengthy, whole-of-government response to help restore power and order to the affected areas.