Biden visited Kentucky and said he would cover the cost of emergency work after tornadoes hit the state.


Biden visited Kentucky and said he would cover the cost of emergency work after tornadoes hit the state.

The US president will walk through the streets of Mayfield to see the destruction caused, both by land and by air.

U.S. President Joe Biden, who visited several Kentucky cities this Wednesday, said he would do "everything necessary" to help the state by meeting the costs of emergency services registered in the aftermath of the hurricane. Will Dozens have died, and thousands have been left without heat, water or electricity.

He announced that "the government will cover 100% of the cost of the disaster for the first 30 days for all emergency operations," including the removal of debris., overtime worked by the police force, and assistance in shelters for affected people according to CNN.

After taking to the streets of Mayfield to witness the devastation caused by Biden's land and air storms, Kentucky Governor Andy Bashir greeted the US President in Dawson Springs., 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 that whatever it takes, whenever it takes, as long as it takes, their state, their local leaders and, as soon as it gets better and rebuilt, because it gets better and rebuilt. Biden said in the city, according to a White House statement.

Biden recalled that, so far, there are 74 confirmed deaths, caused by "one of the deadliest tornadoes that have 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 remained 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 Democratic Governor Andy Beshear received Biden. Other personalities accompanying them have been the Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, and FEMA administrator, Deanne Criswell.