President Obama flew via helicopter into State Island on Thursday to meet with emergency relief leaders and families who were affected by Hurricane Sandy, New York Times reports.
Obama's visit to disaster-stricken Staten Island will include walking through damaged neighborhoods and visiting a disaster-recovery center run by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. (FEMA)
Of the 43 total deaths that New York City attributed to Hurricane Sandy, 23 occured in Staten Island.
The FEMA center has provided hot meals, nonperishable foods, clothing and shelter throughout the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, helping approximately 1,500 people.