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Biden to travel Tornado to see the damage in Kentucky on Wednesday

Biden to tour tornado damage in Kentucky Wednesday

Key Takeaway:

  •  President Joe Biden would travel to Kentucky on Wednesday to see the damage from last week’s devastating tornadoes that killed 64 people and displaced thousands or more.
  • He was developing the itinerary in consultation with local officials to ensure that his presence does not distract from the ongoing emergency response.
President Joe Biden would travel to Kentucky on Wednesday to see the damage. Image: livemint

President Joe Biden said on Monday that he would travel to Kentucky on Wednesday to see the damage from last week’s devastating tornadoes that killed 64 people and displaced thousands or more.

Biden announced his upcoming trip following a briefing with homeland security and disaster response officers in the Oval Office to discuss what the government can do to support those suffering from natural disasters. The White House said he will visit Ft. Campbell, Kentucky, to brief the response operations and then hard-hit Mayfield and Dawson Springs to analyze the damage.

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Biden stated he was developing the itinerary in consultation with local officials to ensure that his presence does not distract from the ongoing emergency response.

Biden, who has signed emergency declarations for Kentucky, said he stands ready to do the same for Illinois. He added that he had ordered his administration to make every resource available to local and state officials in Kentucky and the other states impacted by the storms.

Sources-CTV News

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