.Queens, NY, USA
Joe Biden is expected to travel to Louisiana to assess damages from Ida. (Photo credit: AP)

  • Biden's toured New Jersey and New York on Tuesday
  • "The threat is here. It is not getting any better", Biden said
  • Ida killed at least 50 people in six eastern US states

.New Orleans, LA, USA
Ida hit the state of Louisiana earlier this month. (Photo Credit: Associated Press)

  • Major cities of Louisiana also experience a fuel crunch
  • Electricity has been partially restored in the state
  • Some areas can expect the restoration to take weeks

.Cranford, NJ, USA
The mud-caked sidewalks of Cranford, New Jersey, were lined with the detritus of the suburban dream. (Photo Credit: AP)

  • Cleanup from the deadly remnants of Hurricane Ida moves into high gear
  • The main foes during the massive cleanup: muck, mud and sewage
  • President Joe Biden will survey storm damage in New York City and Manville, New Jersey

.New Orleans, LA, USA
Hurricane Ida knocked out electricity to more than 1 million customers in Louisiana. (Photo Credit: AP)

  • The storm knocked out electricity in Louisiana
  • The utility issued a statement 
  • The sheriff's office in Lafourche Parish cautioned returning residents in New Orleans

.New Jersey, USA
Hurricane Ida turned into a Category 4 storm within 24 hours. (Photo Credit: Associated Press)

  • New Jersey has reported 23 deaths so far
  • At least 12 people have been killed in New York
  • New York City has shut down its subway system

.Louisiana, USA
The spills were reported after aerial photos of potential spills were released. (Photo Credit: Associated Press)

  • EPA said specialised aircraft were dispatched to survey the situation
  • Photos showed a black and brown slick floating near a large rig
  • Louisiana officials said that a state assessment team was sent to the refinery

.New Orleans, LA, USA
Ida was the fifth most powerful storm to strike the U.S. when it hit Louisiana on Sunday (Photo Credit: AP)

  • Resources like drinking water, fuel continued to be scarce
  • Supply of power resumed for New Orleans' business district
  • At least 95% of customers remained without power Thursday

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Ida was the fifth-most powerful storm to strike the U.S. when it hit Louisiana on Sunday. (Photo Credit: AP)

  • Joe Biden pledged help to the Northeastern and Gulf states
  • Biden will press Congress to pass $1 trillion infrastructure bill
  • Biden stressed that storm was a challenge transcending the politics of nation

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Ida was the fifth most powerful storm to strike the U.S. when it hit Louisiana on Sunday (Photo Credit: AP)

  • Joe Biden will speak with local and state leaders
  • The visit would be crucial to understand the destruction for him
  • Biden has been getting regular updates on the storm and its aftermath

.New Orleans, LA, USA
People are evacuated from floodwaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida in LaPlace, Louisiana. (Photo Credit: AP)

  • The levees, floodwalls and floodgates that protect New Orleans held up against Hurricane Ida's fury
  • A preliminary survey of levees across Louisiana showed they did exactly as they intended and held water out
  • Most of the New Orleans levee systems has been in place for decades