DAWSON SPRINGS, KY - DECEMBER 12:
Desiray Cartledge, 3, stands in the rubble of her house in Dawson Springs, Kentucky, on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021. (Photo by Austin Anthony for The Washington Post via Getty Images) The Washington Post/The Washington Post via Getty Im
President Joe Biden will travel to Kentucky on Wednesday in the wake of this weekend's devastating tornadoes, the White House announced Monday.
The president will offer condolences and survey the
damage of the rash of tornadoes that sprang up in Kentucky and four neighboring states, leaving 64 dead and over 100 people missing. Biden said on Saturday that he would go to Kentucky as soon as he wouldn't be in the way of rescue efforts.
BIDEN APPROVES DISASTER DECLARATION AFTER KENTUCKY TORNADOES
“We’re going to get this done," Biden said Monday. "We’re going to be there as long as it takes to help."
A car sits flipped upside down Cars sit destroyed after a tornado in Dawson Springs, Ky., Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Clubb) Michael Clubb/AP The remains of Dawson Springs Primitive Baptist Church after a tornado in Dawson Springs, Ky., Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021. A monstrous tornado, carving a track that could rival the longest on record, ripped across the middle of the U.S. on Friday. (AP Photo/Michael Clubb) Michael Clubb/AP Martha Thomas, wrapped in a table cloth for warmth, reacts as volunteers, who are employees of the Mayfield Consumer Products factory, help her salvage possessions from her destroyed home, in the aftermath of tornadoes that tore through the region, in Mayfield, Kentucky, Monday, Dec. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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On Sunday, the president approved Kentucky
Gov. Andy Beshear's request to declare the storm damage a disaster, allowing federal emergency funds to assist with the aftermath.