Biden to visit tornado-hit Kentucky on Wednesday

US President Joe Biden participates in a briefing on disaster recovery efforts taking place after tornados struck several US states in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on December 13, 2021.(Photo: AFP)
WASHINGTON,DC — US President Joe Biden will visit Kentucky on Wednesday, the White House said, after tornadoes left a trail of destruction across the US state and killed scores of people.اضافة اعلان

Biden will survey damage in the devastated towns of Mayfield and Dawson Springs, as emergency responders pick through the rubble of thousands of damaged or destroyed homes and buildings.

Two days after the twisters hit, officials are still struggling to establish a final death toll.

At least 64 people are now known to have died in Kentucky, with 14 confirmed killed across four other states — Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri and Illinois.
Biden has declared a major disaster in Kentucky, allowing additional federal aid to be channeled into recovery efforts. 

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