President Joe Biden will make his way to Kentucky on Wednesday to view damage from last weekend’s tornadoes that left behind death and destruction in several communities.Biden first announced his plans to travel to Kentucky during a briefing Monday alongside Homeland Security. He was updated on the federal storm response for those impacted in the western half of the state.The death toll still stands at 74 as of Tuesday’s latest update from Gov. Andy Beshear. Of those who died, 12 of them are children.Many Kentuckians are still unaccounted for, officials said.Kentucky tornadoes: 12 children among 74 killed by stormsAccording to an itinerary released by the White House, Biden will depart Joint Base Andrews for Fort Campbell Wednesday morning. He began boarding Air Force One around 9:30 a.m.He will then make his way to Mayfield, where he will receive a briefing and tour the storm damage.After Mayfield, Biden will tour storm damage in Dawson Springs.The president is expected to deliver remarks Wednesday afternoon from Kentucky.Over the weekend, Biden signed a federal emergency disaster declaration for multiple counties.According to a news release from the White House, this action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency to coordinate all disaster relief efforts which have the purpose of alleviating the hardship and suffering caused by the emergency on the local population.More details: Biden signs federal emergency declaration for Kentucky in wake of deadly tornado outbreakFEMA crews are hitting the ground in several counties to begin creating a long-term strategy to rebuild decimated communities.The president said his message to governors was that the federal government would help them get “whatever they need, when they need it.”U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell earlier Monday thanked Biden in a tweet for his actions to help the state.”Thank you @POTUS for your rapid approval of Kentucky’s Major Disaster Declaration,” he said. “Our entire congressional delegation came together to support @GovAndyBeshear’s request. I appreciate the Administration’s quick work to speed resources to help deal with this crisis.”WLKY will have live coverage on-air and online of Biden’s visit to Kentucky.

President Joe Biden will make his way to Kentucky on Wednesday to view damage from last weekend’s tornadoes that left behind death and destruction in several communities.

Biden first announced his plans to travel to Kentucky during a briefing Monday alongside Homeland Security. He was updated on the federal storm response for those impacted in the western half of the state.

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The death toll still stands at 74 as of Tuesday’s latest update from Gov. Andy Beshear. Of those who died, 12 of them are children.

Many Kentuckians are still unaccounted for, officials said.

Kentucky tornadoes: 12 children among 74 killed by storms

According to an itinerary released by the White House, Biden will depart Joint Base Andrews for Fort Campbell Wednesday morning.

He began boarding Air Force One around 9:30 a.m.

He will then make his way to Mayfield, where he will receive a briefing and tour the storm damage.

After Mayfield, Biden will tour storm damage in Dawson Springs.

The president is expected to deliver remarks Wednesday afternoon from Kentucky.

Over the weekend, Biden signed a federal emergency disaster declaration for multiple counties.

According to a news release from the White House, this action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency to coordinate all disaster relief efforts which have the purpose of alleviating the hardship and suffering caused by the emergency on the local population.

More details: Biden signs federal emergency declaration for Kentucky in wake of deadly tornado outbreak

FEMA crews are hitting the ground in several counties to begin creating a long-term strategy to rebuild decimated communities.

The president said his message to governors was that the federal government would help them get “whatever they need, when they need it.”

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell earlier Monday thanked Biden in a tweet for his actions to help the state.

“Thank you @POTUS for your rapid approval of Kentucky’s Major Disaster Declaration,” he said. “Our entire congressional delegation came together to support @GovAndyBeshear’s request. I appreciate the Administration’s quick work to speed resources to help deal with this crisis.”

WLKY will have live coverage on-air and online of Biden’s visit to Kentucky.

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