August 28, 2017 / 7:42 PM / 3 months ago

Trump says Hurricane Harvey recovery will be expensive

WASHINGTON, Aug 28 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Monday hurricane recovery efforts will be very expensive and said he would be talking to the U.S. Congress about it as he prepared for a trip to the storm zone.

Speaking to reporters in the Oval Office, Trump lauded the efforts by Texans to extract storm victims from flooded areas of Houston and beyond after record amounts of rainfall from Hurricane Harvey.

“We’re dealing with Congress. As you know it’s going to be a very expensive situation,” said Trump.

Trump is to visit Texas on Tuesday. He said he might return on Saturday and could stop in Louisiana where the storm is now dumping rain.

Reporting by Steve Holland; Editing by Lisa Shumaker

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