Biden surveys flood damage in Kentucky, pledges more US help

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LOST CREEK, Ky. (AP) – President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden are witnessing firsthand the damage from deadly and devastating storms that have resulted in the worst flooding in Kentucky’s history.

Biden and the first lady are meeting with families and first responders in Kentucky, where at least 37 people have died after last month’s deluge.

Flooding remains a threat with more thunderstorms in the forecast this week.

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear and his wife, Britainy, joined Biden, who has increased federal assistance to the state to help its recovery.

The White House says the floods and extreme weather around the country are reminders of the intensifying effects of climate change.

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8/8/2022 3:31:46 PM (GMT -5:00)