There, the U.S. president will take part in a briefing on storms organized for him.
U.S. President Joe Biden will visit the disaster-stricken state of Kentucky on Wednesday. This was announced on Monday by the press service of the White House.
“On Wednesday, December 15, the president will travel to Fort Campbell in the state Kentucky, where he will take part in a storm briefing [organized for him], as well as to [the cities of] Mayfield and Dawson Springs [of] Kentucky to inspect the damage after devastating tornadoes and extreme weather events,” the statement says.
Earlier, Biden approved the introduction of a state of emergency in Kentucky and allocated the assistance needed to eliminate the consequences of the tornado.
On Monday, at a press conference, the governor of the state, Andy Beshear, clarified the death toll from the tornado: 64 people were confirmed dead. Earlier it was reported about 80 dead.
The city of Mayfield, with a population of 10,000, suffered the greatest damage, in particular, the roof of a candle factory collapsed there, a police station and a fire station, many residential buildings were destroyed.