President Barack Obama will visit flooded Louisiana

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Trump Visits Flooded Louisiana, President Obama to Go Next Week

President Barack Obama will visit Louisiana on Tuesday following devastating floods that have killed at least 13 people and displaced tens of thousands, the White House said Friday.

Obama will visit Baton Rouge Tuesday, the White House said. Obama has been criticized for continuing his vacation on Martha's Vineyard as Louisiana suffered its worst disaster since Hurricane Katrina.

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Federal Emergency Management Administrator Craig Fugate have visited Louisiana and the White House said Obama has been in communication about the situation there.

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, right, help to unload supplies for flood victims during a tour of the flood damaged area in Gonzales, La., Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, third from right, and his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, second from right, meet with emergency responders at a mobile command center during a tour of the flood damaged area in Gonzales, La., Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, right, help to unload supplies for flood victims during a tour of the flood damaged area in Gonzales, La., Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, followed by his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, shakes hands with Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry as he is greeted by Louisiana officials upon his arrival at the Baton Rouge airport in Baton Rouge, La., Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)
A sign placed by resident Doug Ford welcomes Republican Presidential candadate Donald Trump on Friday, Aug. 19, 2016 in St. Amant, La. Casting his campaign chairman aside with just 11 weeks until Election Day, Trump moved ahead with the reboot of his White House bid on Friday with a tour of flood-ravaged Louisiana. Ford 's trailer was completely flooded. (AP Photo/Rebecca Santana)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, center, and his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, listens to flood victims Jimmy and Olive Gordan during a tour of their flood damaged home in Denham Springs, La., Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)
The motorcade for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump passes a flood barrier keeping water off the highway as he travels through Gonzales, La., Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks while touring the grounds of the Greenwell Springs Baptist Church in Greenwell Springs, La., Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, where they are distributing food and supplies to victims of the flood. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump tours the grounds of the Greenwell Springs Baptist Church in Greenwell Springs, La., Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, where they are distributing food and supplies to victims of the flood. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)
The motorcade of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump passes piles of rubbish on the side of the road in East Baton Rouge, La., Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, center, and his running mate, Indiana Gov. Gov. Mike Pence, right, meet with flood victims during a tour of flood damaged homes in Denham Springs, La., Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, followed by running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, emerges from his plane as he arrives to tour the flood damaged city of Baton Rouge, La., Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump tours the grounds of the Greenwell Springs Baptist Church in Greenwell Springs, La., Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, where they are distributing food and supplies to victims of the flood. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves before before boarding his plane prior to departing Baton Rouge, La., Friday, Aug. 19, 2016 after a tour of the flood damaged region. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)
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The time of the visit has not been determined.

"The President is mindful of the impact that his travel has on first responders and wants to ensure that his presence does not interfere with ongoing recovery efforts," the White House said.

"He is also eager to get a first-hand look at the impact of the devastating floods, hear from more officials about the response, including how the federal government can assist and tell the people of Louisiana that the American people will be with them as they rebuild their community and come back stronger than ever," the White House said.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and vice presidential candidate Mike Pence visited Louisiana Friday. They met with victims of the disaster and helped pass out supplies to affected communities. Trump donated a tractor trailer of the supplies that were handed out at a church, Trump spokesperson Hope Hicks said.

"What's happened here is incredible. Nobody understands how bad it is," Trump said.

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A supporter in Denham Springs in Livingston Parish east of Baton Rouge, a woman thanked Trump for visiting the region.

"We're glad you're not playing golf in Martha's Vineyard. That's all we can say. We're glad you're not playing golf," she said.

Trump responded: "Somebody is. Somebody is that shouldn't be."

Obama signed a disaster declaration on Sunday and ordered federal aid to help in recovery efforts.

More than 95,000 people have registered with FEMA for assistance and more than $16.7 million has been approved, the emergency management agency said. Approximately 3,000 Louisiana National Guard personnel are assisting in rescues and support operations.

Johnson at a news conference in Louisiana Thursday pledged, "we will be here as long as it takes to let this community recover."

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