NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – First Lady Dr. Jill Biden flew into Nashville Friday morning before her tour of tornado damage in Kentucky.
Dr. Biden touched down at 11:15 a.m. with deputy FEMA administrator Erik Hooks.
From Nashville, they traveled via presidential motorcade up to Bowling Green, KY, to meet with Governor Andy Beshear to survey storm damage and recovery efforts there.
It has now been more than a month since the deadly EF-3 tornado hit the Kentucky city. At least 16 people died as a result.
Then on New Year’s Day, an EF-0 tornado hit the southside of Bowling Green, causing more damage to the area.
Dr. Biden walked through the Creekwood neighborhood with FEMA and Governor Beshear, then headed to the FEMA disaster recovery center where the First Lady is expected spoke to the public.
“There is grief all around us,” Dr. Biden said. “For the destruction of homes and hometowns…for every life lost. It will take time to make this beautiful place whole. But there is faith here too. There is strength. And there is so much hope, if only we know where to look: In first responders and volunteers…in members of this community and Americans across the country, sending donations and praying for you recovery.”
First Lady Jill Biden’s trip to Bowling Green, KY, to tour tornado damage on Thursday has been postponed because of severe weather forecasts, the Office of the First Lady announced Wednesday.
Dr. Biden was supposed to make this trip last week, but the snowstorm prevented that visit from happening.
“God bless you and God bless Bowling Green.”