Biden visits those affected by tornadoes

Biden visits those affected by tornadoes

Joe Biden visits the state of Kentucky after the tornadoes and advises that he will cover the cost of emergency work

Biden recalled that, so far, there are 74 confirmed deaths, caused by “one of the deadliest tornadoes that has ever hit this state.”

US President Joe Biden visited several Kentucky cities on Wednesday and said he will do “whatever it takes” to help the state by covering the cost of emergency work after the devastating tornadoes, which have seen dozens dead and have left thousands without heat, water and electricity.

“The Government will cover one hundred percent of the cost of the disaster during the first 30 days for all emergency work,” he declared, which includes the removal of debris, overtime worked by the police force and assistance in shelters for affected people, according to CNN.

After Biden strolled through the streets of Mayfield to see the destruction caused by tornadoes, both on the ground and in the air, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear has received the American president in the city of Dawson Spring, where he has stopped to speak to some families whose houses have been damaged.

“Yesterday I also approved an emergency declaration for the state of Illinois and Tennessee. And I intend to do whatever it takes, whenever it takes, for as long as it takes, to support their state, their local leaders and, as it recovers and rebuilds, because it will recover and rebuild, “said Biden. in the city of Dawn Springs, a town devastated by the tornado, according to a statement from the White House.

Biden recalled that, so far, there are 74 confirmed deaths, caused by “one of the deadliest tornadoes that has ever hit this state.” “Those who have lost someone know, they know how difficult it is,” lamented the president along with the governor of Kentucky, Democrat Andy Beshear.

The US president recalled that seven shelters remain open in Kentucky serving about 300 people, and announced that 144,000 liters of water and 24,000 food rations have already been distributed to those affected. In addition, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has opened a telephone line that operates in the cities of Mayfield and Dawson Springs.

The presidential plane arrived this Wednesday in the city of Fort Campbell, where Biden was received by Democratic Governor Andy Beshear. Other personalities who have accompanied them have been the Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas and the administrator of FEMA, Deanne Criswell.

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