U.S. President Biden has paid a visit to the tornadoes hit state of Kentucky. In the town of Mayfield, where many buildings have been completely destroyed by the violence of nature, he told local drivers not to see so much damage from a tornado before.
Friday and Saturday, at least 88 people were killed when more than thirty tornadoes swept through seven different states. In Kentucky, 74 fatalities were killed. Authorities think the death toll will still increase.
Biden made a scenic flight over the disaster area to view the damage. Thousands of people in the disaster area have lost their homes or are still without power.
According to CNN, the president stressed that the national government is ready for help and he praised the mentality of the population. “People came out of nowhere to help as a community, and that‘s how it’s supposed to be”.
“There are no red tornadoes or blue tornadoes,” he noted, thus referring to the party colors of Democrats and Republicans. Mayfield and the immediate vicinity vote predominantly Republican; in the town was demonstrated by small groups of people against the arrival of the Democratic President.
This is what the damage looked like last weekend: