Biden heading to Kentucky to see flood damage, meet families

San Diego Union-Tribune
San Diego Union-Tribune
 6 days ago

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden will travel to eastern Kentucky on Monday to survey the damage from last week's devastating floods and meet with those affected .

The White House announced Friday that the Bidens would join Gov. Andy Beshear and his wife, Britainy, at a Federal Emergency Management Agency State Disaster Recovery Center. At least 37 people lost their lives in the flooding after 8 to 10 1/2 inches (20 to 27 centimeters) of rain fell in just 48 hours last week in the Appalachian mountain region. The flooding also hit areas just across the state line in Virginia and West Virginia.

More than 1,300 people were rescued in the days after the storm as teams searched in boats and combed debris-clogged creekbanks. Work crews were still trying to restore power and water connections to homes, as residents look to repair their homes and lives after the floods.

Thunderstorms on Friday brought a renewed threat of flooding to parts of Kentucky ravaged by high water a week ago.

The trip will be Biden's first trip outside of Washington since he tested positive for COVID-19 on July 21. He has been in isolation awaiting a negative virus test since July 30 with a rebound case of the virus .

This story originally appeared in San Diego Union-Tribune .

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user from tn town
6d ago

Breaking News Biden told general motors he cannot drive the new electric Corvette because he is vice president embarrassing you people that voted for this halfwit must feel.

6d ago

just this morning, again, they say , as they have for week now, BIDEN IS POSITIVE FOR COVID AND IN ISOLATION. now today he's going to visit families in Kentucky to spread covid to families already in peril.ok

6d ago

grab your little red wagon joey, were going on an airplane, with ice cream. just read from these pre written cue cards somebody wrote.


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