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Romney arrives in Louisiana for storm visit

3 years ago August 31, 2012 Aug 31, 2012 Friday, August 31 2012 Friday, August 31, 2012 11:31:14 AM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS - Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has arrived in Louisiana to survey damage from the storm Isaac.

Friday's trip was his first stop after closing the Republican National Convention in Florida a night earlier.

The former Massachusetts governor was expected to visit an emergency command center in Lafitte, near New Orleans, where emergency crews were assisting victims of Hurricane Isaac.

The storm brought severe flooding to the area this week before it was downgraded to a tropical storm.

Romney was joining Gov. Bobby Jindal on a scheduled tour of storm damage.

The White House announced Friday that Obama would follow with his own visit to Louisiana on Monday.



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