Wednesday, December 15

Today, President Joe Biden is traveling to Kentucky to receive a briefing at Fort Campbell and will then survey the catastrophic damage in Mayfield and Dawson Springs that occurred when tornados and storms hit the Midwest over the weekend.

Illinois, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Missouri were also hard hit by the storm system that stretched over 400 miles. Experts have called these storm events some of the costliest in history. Kentucky received the worst of the damage, and at least 74 have died in that state alone. Over 100 people are still missing as entire communities were leveled in the storm.

The president said, “We’re going to be there as long as it takes to help.” President Biden told the governors they would have “whatever they need when they need it.” 

On Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki stated of recovery efforts, “FEMA has sent dozens of generators to Kentucky, along with 135,000 liters of water, 74,000 meals, and thousands of cots, blankets, infant toddler kits, and pandemic shelter kits to support the people of Kentucky.”

She continued, “The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers personnel are providing debris removal, infrastructure assessment, and power restoration support. And Mobile Emergency Response Support personnel are on the ground in Kentucky to provide emergency communications capabilities as needed.”

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear stated, “We are tough people. We’re going to get through it and it’s not going to be easy.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For wisdom for the president as he travels to Kentucky to survey the damage.
  • For FEMA officials as they support local recovery efforts.
  • For the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as they provide assistance in the affected areas.
  • For the governors of the states that have experienced the destruction of the tornadoes.

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