First lady Jill Biden visits tornado-damaged areas in Bowling Green

Posted at 5:40 AM, Jan 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-14 15:46:26-05

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WTVF) — First lady Jill Biden traveled to Bowling Green, Kentucky on Friday to survey the damage and recovery efforts from recent tornadoes.

Biden and Deputy FEMA Administrator Erik Hooks arrived in Nashville at 11:15 a.m. and will now head to Bowling Green.

It’s been just over a month since an EF3 tornado ripped through the community. Fifteen people died and hundreds of buildings were damaged.

Just before 1 p.m., Biden and Hooks joined Gov. Andy Beshear and Kentucky first lady Britainy Beshear in the Creekwood neighborhood of Bowling Green to survey storm damage.

The group then volunteered at a local FEMA State Disaster Recovery Center. Following their time at the center, Gov. Beshear, Hooks and the first lady spoke on the partnership between federal and local agencies that ensures Kentuckians are receiving the aid and relief they need.

Since the tornado hit, so many people have been working hard on clean-up efforts.

The Red Cross has also provided temporary housing to multiple people. Many others have received help through charities, family members or are using private funds to provide temporary shelter for themselves.