President Joe Biden offered his condolences and support to those affected by the deadly storms that swept across the Southern United States overnight. In a statement, the president wrote that he had reached out to Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves, and had spoken with Senators Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith, as well as Representative Bennie Thompson, to discuss the situation.
The storms have caused significant damage and loss of life in several states, leaving many families devastated. President Biden said that he was “”praying for those who have lost loved ones and for those whose loved ones are missing.””
The president also spoke with FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell, who has already deployed emergency response personnel and resources to support search-and-rescue teams, assess the damage, and provide federal support where it is needed most quickly. Biden pledged full federal support as communities work to recover from the effects of this storm.
The deadly storms in the South have caused widespread destruction and have left many families in need of support. The president’s outreach to state and local leaders, as well as his commitment to providing federal assistance, is an important step in helping those affected by the storm to recover and rebuild.