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First Lady Jill Biden travels to a Kentucky tornado-ravaged neighborhood to meet with residents and local leaders

The Bowling Green neighborhood was one of many areas hard hit by the Dec. 10 tornadoes that ripped through western Kentucky, killing 77 people in the state. The neighborhood includes Moss Creek Avenue, a street where 11 people died during the storms.

Jill Biden met with residents along the street and later spoke at a recovery center in the city of south central Kentucky.

“There is grief all around us for the destruction of homes and hometowns, for every life lost,” Biden said in a speech at the recovery center. “It will take time to make this beautiful place whole again. But what we’ve seen, what we’ve all seen today, there’s faith here too. And there is so much strength and there is so much hope.

President Joe Biden traveled to other areas of the state days after the tornadoes hit and promised the federal government would be involved in the cleanup “for the long haul.” Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said cleaning up debris from the huge storms could stretch into April and cost tens of millions of dollars.

First lady visits Kentucky neighborhood hit by tornado

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