Biden Calls Deadly Tornadoes 'Unimaginable Tragedy' as at Least 70 Confirmed Dead in Kentucky
This morning, I was briefed on the devastating tornadoes across the central U.S. To lose a loved one in a storm like this is an unimaginable tragedy. We’re working with Governors to ensure they have what they need as the search for survivors and damage assessments continue.— President Biden (@POTUS) December 11, 2021
.@POTUS indicated that he has directed @FEMA and other Federal agencies to provide the speediest assistance possible to impacted communities. @POTUS and the Governor agreed to stay in contact throughout the day as search and rescue operations and damage assessments are ongoing.— The White House (@WhiteHouse) December 11, 2021
President Biden spoke with Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear this morning to express his condolences for the lives lost and the devastation that Kentucky experienced as a result of the extreme weather that impacted multiple states overnight.— The White House (@WhiteHouse) December 11, 2021
At least one person reportedly died when a tornado hit a nursing home in the Arkansas town of Monette, a county official said. Another person also died in the state, local media reports said.