By Joe Fisher
President Joe Biden toured some of the most heavily damaged areas in California to bear witness to what nearly two weeks of storms have done to coastal communities.
Biden was joined by Gov. Gavin Newsom, Sen. Alex Padilla, D-Calif., and emergency management officials as he visited Santa Cruz and Santa Clara counties on Thursday, NBC News reports. They lifted off from Moffett Federal Airfield in Santa Cruz by helicopter for a bird’s-eye view of the storm’s aftermath.
“You know, while the situation is still treacherous, we’re cautiously optimistic that the worst part is behind,” Biden said.