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First Lady Jill Biden to visit Kentucky, tour areas hit by tornado

The First Lady is scheduled to visit Bowling Green, Kentucky on Friday, Jan. 14.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — First Lady Jill Biden rescheduled her visit to Kentucky to Friday, Jan. 14 according to an updated release from the White House. 

Dr. Biden was supposed to head to Bowling Green Jan. 6 to survey recovery efforts following the devastation of the December tornadoes.

Her visit was scheduled to come more than two weeks after her husband, President Joe Biden, visited Dawson Springs and Mayfield – two of the hardest-hit communities in the Dec. 10 tornado. However, because of the snow that Thursday, she postponed her visit.

The first lady and FEMA administrator Erik Hooks were supposed to join Gov. Andy Beshear and First Lady Britainy Beshear in Bowling Green.

There, Biden is expected to survey storm damage in some of the neighborhoods affected by the Dec. 11 tornado and highlight the partnership between federal and local agencies that ensure Kentuckians are receiving aid and relief they need.

About 77 people died in those tornadoes that impacted western and south-central Kentucky.


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