Meng Joins President Biden for Tour of Storm-Ravaged Queens
Sep 7, 2021
QUEENS, NY – This afternoon, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) joined President Biden in Queens as he toured the damage that the remnants of Hurricane Ida inflicted on the borough.
Meng surveyed the devastation with the President and several government colleagues in East Elmhurst.
“Storm-ravaged Queens continues to need help, and we will work with the President and his administration to help local residents obtain much needed relief, and assist them with recovering and getting back on their feet again,” said Meng. “The damage and loss of life in my district has been devastating, and so many of my constituents are still struggling in the wake of the storm. I thank President Biden for coming to Queens to see up close and firsthand the impact that the rainfall and flooding has had on our area. He understands that we need urgent assistance, and we will continue to be there for all of the local residents who have been affected.”
Yesterday, Meng thanked the President for approving a major disaster declaration for New York. On Friday, Meng and Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-Bronx/Westchester) led a bipartisan letter to the President asking him to expediate its approval.
Meng’s congressional district was especially hard-hit by the flooding, and since the day after the storm, the Congresswoman has traveled throughout the communities she represents to survey the damage and talk with impacted constituents, including the families of those who lost loved ones.