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Flooding in Manville, New Jersey on September 2, 2021. (Photo: Thomas Enters via Twitter).

Biden visiting Manville on Tuesday

By David Wildstein, September 04 2021 3:19 pm

President Joe Biden will be in Manville on Tuesday to view the damage caused by Tropical Storm Ida, the White House announced today.

Gov. Phil Murphy and other officials will join Biden to see the effects of flooding and meet with local homeowners.

“We’re grateful for the President’s leadership and support as we recover from this storm,” Murphy said on Twitter on Saturday.  “Together, we will help New Jerseyans rebuild.”

Some homes there were burned to the ground after gas lines ignited a fire and floodwaters made them unreachable for firefighters.  About 100 homes are uninhabitable as a result of flooding and fires.

Local officials estimated more than 500 recuses were completed this week.  Manville suffered no fatalities.

Manville is a Republican-leaning, blue collar town.  Donald Trump won Manville by a 54%-44% margin in 2020, and Murphy received 33% there in 2017.

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