SORRENTO, LA - AUGUST 17: Travis Guedry and his dog Ziggy glide through floodwaters keeping an eye out for people in need on August 17, 2016 in Sorrento, Louisiana. Tremendous downpours have resulted in disastrous flooding, responsible for at least seven deaths and thousands of homes being damaged. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
The White House said Friday that Obama plans to travel to Baton Rouge on Tuesday.
As for other major politicians, as of Thursday, Hillary Clinton had mentioned the floods once in a tweet.
Donald Trump had said nothing until Friday, when he toured the flood-stricken regions of the state, spoke to people affected by the disaster and helped hand out relief supplies.
So why does it seem like no one is treating the flooding in Louisiana for what it truly is -- a disaster?
Officials in Louisiana have a few ideas.
"When you have a storm that is unnamed, it wasn't a tropical storm and it wasn't a hurricane, a lot of times people underestimate the impact it would have. But this is historic," Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards told reporters.
And a rep for the Federal Emergency Management Agency said, "You had the Olympics, you've got the election, and if you looked at the national news, you're probably only on the third or fourth page."
The Red Cross has estimated it will cost at least $30 million to repair the devastation in Louisiana once the floodwaters recede. The organization is encouraging donations.