Biden to survey tornado damage in Kentucky

"The depth of the losses are becoming more and more apparent," Biden said.
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Joe Biden holds pictures of tornado damage, Washington, D.C., Dec. 13, 2021
Joe Biden, Washington, D.C., Dec. 13, 2021
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President Joe Biden will travel on Wednesday to Kentucky, where devastating tornadoes over the weekend are estimated to have killed more than 100 people.

After announcing his travel plans, Biden said, "With each passing day, the human impact of this devastation is just — the depth of the losses are becoming more and more apparent."

A reporter asked the president, "What do you believe your own visit there can do for the people who are affected by this?"

While he said he worries the most about "peace of mind" and "mental health," Biden did not answer about what he thinks his visit can do, nor did he mention specifics of this trip.

He added, "I just want to make sure there is no sense on the part of anyone in these affected areas that they are asking something that they shouldn’t ask for. Ask for whatever you think you need and we’ll find out."

Gov. Andy Beshear, D-Ky., called the weekend's events the "worst, most devastating, most deadly tornado event" in Kentucky history.