President Biden and First Lady to visit Mississippi in aftermath of deadly storms
JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden will visit Mississippi and tour some of the areas devastated by powerful storms on Friday.
This confirmed by a press release sent by the White House on Wednesday.
Biden has already approved a major disaster declaration for the four counties hit hardest by tornadoes.
At least 21 Mississippians were killed due to the storms in Sharkey, Humphreys, Carroll, and Monroe counties - with dozens more injured and four people still missing.
President Biden says he has reached out to Governor Tate Reeves, Senator Wicker, Senator Hyde-Smith, and Congressman Bennie Thompson to “express my condolences” and “offer full federal support as communities recover from the effects of this storm.”
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