As a result of the disaster, more than 80 people were killed.

U.S. President Joe Biden ordered on Sunday to provide additional federal assistance to the Kentucky authorities due to tornadoes and storms, recognizing what happened in the state as a major natural disaster. This was reported by the press service of the White House.

As follows from the document, the American leader “announced that a major natural disaster had occurred in the territory of Kentucky, and ordered federal assistance to be provided” to local authorities for “reconstruction work in areas affected by severe storms, heavy winds, floods and tornadoes, starting from December 10 onwards.”

“Assistance may include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-interest loans to cover damage to uninsured property and other programs that help individuals and business owners recover from the consequences of a natural disaster,” the White House added.

On Saturday, Biden approved the declaration of a state of emergency in Kentucky and allocated assistance to the state. According to the governor of this state, Andy Beshear, more than 80 people died on its territory due to tornadoes. He admitted that the number of victims could exceed 100 people.