President Biden to visit flood-ravaged Eastern Kentucky

President Biden to visit flood-ravaged Eastern Kentucky
Published: Aug. 5, 2022 at 12:16 PM EDT
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EASTERN KENTUCKY (WXIX) - President Joe Biden is scheduled to visit flood-ravaged Eastern Kentucky on Aug. 8, according to the White House.

President Biden will be accompanied by First Lady Jill Biden and Gov. Andy Beshear and Kentucky First Lady Britainy Beshear.

The four will visit families affected by the devastation from recent flooding and survey recovery efforts at a local Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) State Disaster Recovery Center, the White House announced Friday.

Not long after the White House announced the planned visit to Eastern Kentucky, FOX News reported President Biden is still testing positive for COVID-19.

FOX News cited the White House physician as saying he will continue “strict isolation measures.”

It is unclear if Friday’s COVID-19 positive test will impact the Aug. 8 visit to Eastern Kentucky.

As of Friday, the confirmed number of deaths from the flooding is 37, Gov. Beshear said.

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Kentucky State Police reports there are two missing persons still being searched for in relation to the flooding. This number is fluid and reflects reports made only to KSP.

Aug. 8 will be the second time President Biden visits Kentucky. He previously visited Western Kentucky after devastating tornadoes ripped through the area.

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