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Bidens to travel to Kentucky after deadly flooding

Bidens to travel to Kentucky after deadly flooding

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(CNN)President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden are scheduled to travel to Kentucky on Monday after deadly floods in the eastern part of the state killed more than three dozen people and destroyed communities.

The Bidens will join Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear and the state's first lady, Britainy Beshear, in visiting families affected by the flooding.
They will survey recovery efforts at a local Federal Emergency Management Agency State Disaster Recovery Center, according to the White House. At least 37 people are dead after heavy rains led to widespread flooding last week. Rescue workers continue to search for those who are missing. The flooding has destroyed communities, swept away entire homes and displaced thousands of Kentuckians. It has also knocked out essential power and water utilities, some of which has yet to be restored.
    Photos: Catastrophic flooding in Kentucky Photos: Catastrophic flooding in KentuckyTeresa Reynolds sits exhausted as members of her community clean debris from flood-ravaged homes in Hindman, Kentucky, on Saturday, July 30.Hide Caption 1 of 21 Photos: Catastrophic flooding in KentuckyMembers of a search-and-rescue team wade through the debris-filled Troublesome Creek after a search dog detected the scent of a potential victim in Perry County, Kentucky, on Sunday.Hide Caption 2 of 21 Photos: Catastrophic flooding in KentuckyCommand Sgt. Maj. Tim Lewis of the Kentucky National Guard secures Candace Spencer and her son Wyatt after being airlifted from South Fork, Kentucky, on Saturday.Hide Caption 3 of 21 Photos: Catastrophic flooding in KentuckyKaren Daugherty holds her head in her hands during a service at the Gospel Light Church in Hazard, Kentucky. Daugherty is staying with her family in the church, which has been set up as a shelter.Hide Caption 4 of 21 Photos: Catastrophic flooding in KentuckyKentucky Gov. Andy Beshear speaks to the media Sunday in Whitesburg, Kentucky. Behind him are Whitesburg Mayor Tiffany Craft, left, and state Rep. Angie Hatton.Hide Caption 5 of 21 Photos: Catastrophic flooding in KentuckyCrew members work to restore power lines near Hindman on Saturday. Hide Caption 6 of 21 Photos: Catastrophic flooding in KentuckyA member of the Kentucky National Guard looks for flood victims near a creek in Fisty, Kentucky, on Saturday. Hide Caption 7 of 21 Photos: Catastrophic flooding in KentuckyFlood damage is visible as the Kentucky National Guard flies over Buckhorn, Kentucky, on Saturday.Hide Caption 8 of 21 Photos: Catastrophic flooding in KentuckyTerry Hatworth tries to wash mud off Earl Wallen's porch in Garrett, Kentucky, on Friday. The tiny town was without clean water.Hide Caption 9 of 21 Photos: Catastrophic flooding in KentuckyA Perry County school bus sits in floodwaters in Ned, Kentucky, on Friday.Hide Caption 10 of 21 Photos: Catastrophic flooding in KentuckyKermit Clemons helps his ex-wife, Lana Clemons, retrieve family items in Hazard, Kentucky, on Thursday.Hide Caption 11 of 21 Photos: Catastrophic flooding in KentuckyHomes are submerged in floodwaters in Jackson, Kentucky, on Thursday.Hide Caption 12 of 21 Photos: Catastrophic flooding in KentuckyJames Jacobs signals to a National Guard helicopter flying overhead in Garrett on Thursday.Hide Caption 13 of 21 Photos: Catastrophic flooding in KentuckyKermit Clemons gathers personal items and medicine from the home of his former mother-in-law on Thursday. Flooding swept the trailer home off its foundation and carried it about 250 feet from its original location.Hide Caption 14 of 21 Photos: Catastrophic flooding in KentuckyPastor Pete Youmans consoles a tearful Debby Miniard as her father, Charles Blankenship, stands near where his garage used to be in Perry County. Blankenship lost everything, including his trailer home.Hide Caption 15 of 21 Photos: Catastrophic flooding in KentuckyMembers of the Jackson Fire Department prepare for search-and-rescue operations in downtown Jackson on Thursday.Hide Caption 16 of 21 Photos: Catastrophic flooding in KentuckyRobert Hollan, Kimberly DiVietri and their dog, Rascal, wait in a shelter inside the Hazard Community College Lee's College campus on Thursday.Hide Caption 17 of 21 Photos: Catastrophic flooding in KentuckyA car is submerged in floodwaters along Right Beaver Creek in Garrett.Hide Caption 18 of 21 Photos: Catastrophic flooding in KentuckyLexington firefighters' swift-water rescue teams work in Lost Creek, Kentucky, on Friday.Hide Caption 19 of 21 Photos: Catastrophic flooding in KentuckyTonya Smith reaches for food from her mother, Ollie Jean Johnson, to give to Smith's father, Paul Johnson, as they hang over a flooded Grapevine Creek in Perry County on Thursday. Smith's trailer was washed away; her father was staying the night in his home without power.Hide Caption 20 of 21 Photos: Catastrophic flooding in KentuckyHomes and structures are flooded near Quicksand, Kentucky, on Thursday.Hide Caption 21 of 21Many remain stranded without access to clean water, electricity and critical supplies. The governor has said heavily damaged infrastructure has made some communities nearly impossible to access, and the high temperature and humidity are also posing a challenge.
      The trip announcement comes as the President continues to isolate at the White House as he is still testing positive for Covid-19. Read MoreBiden has tested positive every day since Saturday, when he first tested positive for his rebound case of the virus. The President's doctor has been providing daily updates on his condition and said Friday that Biden "continues to feel very well" and that his cough "has almost completely resolved." The President is experiencing a rebound case of the virus after first testing positive for Covid-19 on July 21 and completing a five-day course of the antiviral drug Paxlovid, which requires a doctor's prescription and is available via emergency use authorization from the US Food and Drug Administration for treatment of mild to moderate Covid-19 in people 12 and older who are at high risk of severe illness.
          The White House has several in-person events planned for next week, which are expected to only take place as planned if the President tests negative for Covid-19 and emerges from isolation. Biden, 79, is at an increased risk for a more severe case of Covid-19 due to his age, but the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that being fully vaccinated and boosted significantly reduces the risk of hospitalization and death for older adults. Biden is fully vaccinated and has received two booster shots.

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