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Biden pledges federal help for Kentucky flood victims: ‘We’re staying’

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President Biden on Monday vowed that the full power of the federal government will help victims of devastating flooding in eastern Kentucky that killed 37 people and destroyed homes and businesses.
Speaking in Lost Creek, Kentucky, Mr. Biden surveyed the flood damage alongside Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear, a Democrat, and first lady Jill Biden. They met with residents of the area who suffered untold losses, including homes, cars and personal belongings.
“I promise you, we’re staying,” Mr. Biden said. “The federal government, along with the state and the county and the city — we’re staying until everybody’s back to where they were.”
The president, noting his frequent battles with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, emphasized that partisanship has no place in disaster response.
“We battle all the time on issues,” Mr. Biden said. But when it comes to helping Kentucky residents rebuild, he said, “we’re all one team.

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