The hospital, Baptist Beaumont, was one of many health care institutions disrupted as the storm Harvey, once a Category 4 hurricane, swept across the region.
The trip is the president’s second to the region this week. After his visit on Tuesday, he was criticized for not meeting with any survivors of the hurricane.
For many residents of southeast Texas, the last few days have been spent on a series of roads to nowhere.
New repercussions emerged overnight: explosions were reported at a chemical plant near Houston and the city of Beaumont said it had lost its water supply.
All I can remember is clutching the steering wheel tightly, inching forward as water splashed against the car.