MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Sat, 10 Dec 2022 06:09:27 +0000 Biden: Gov't will help Ky. 'until everybody’s back' http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/b3c430af1e71496692f7a54598b4b2b9 President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden witnessed firsthand the damage from the deadly and devastating floods that hit Kentucky last month, as they visited the state to meet with families and first responders. (Aug. 8) b3c430af1e71496692f7a54598b4b2b9 Mon, 08 Aug 2022 21:57:09 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:US NETWORK POOLLost Creek, Kentucky - 8 August 20221. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden walk toward area hit hard by flooding2. Biden shakes hands with residents, hugs a woman ANNOTATION: President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden witnessed firsthand the damage from the deadly and devastating floods that hit Kentucky last month.3. Various wide shots of Biden walking past homes destroyed by floodsANNOTATION: At least 37 people have died since last month's deluge, which dropped 8 to 10-1/2 inches of rain in only 48 hours. ANNOTATION: Biden said the nation has an obligation to help, and vowed the federal government would provide support until residents are back on their feet.4. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, U.S. President:"It is true that the people here in this community in western Kentucky and the folks I met in the tornado, they're not just Kentuckians, they're Americans. They're Americans. This happened in America, American problem. And we're all Americans. Everybody has an obligation to help. We have the capacity to do this. It's not like it's beyond our control. The weather may be out of our control for now, but it's not beyond our control. And I promise you, we're staying, the federal government, along with the state and county and the city, we're staying until everybody is back to where they were. Not a joke." 5. Tilt up from wreckage of a home to Biden meeting with residents6. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, U.S. President:"So it's going to be different. We're going to come back better than before, and I really mean it. That's the objective I have, not come back to what we were before, come back to better than we were before. And I mean this gov, and you know, I mean it. And I'm confident with your leadership, we can do it."7. Various of Biden meeting with residents near wreckage of flood-damaged homes8. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, U.S. President:"We got clobbered going in, but we come out stronger. That's the objective here, is not just to get back to where we were, to get back to better than where we were, and we have the wherewithal to do it now with the legislation that's been bipartisanly passed. So I don't want any Kentuckian telling me you don't you don't have to do this for me. Oh, yeah, we do. You're an American citizen. We never give up. We never stop, we never bow, we never bend. We just go forward. And that's what we're going to do here. And you're going to see and I promise you, the bad news for you is I'm coming back because I want to see it. Thank you very much."STORYLINE:President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden witnessed first hand Monday the damage from deadly and devastating storms that have resulted in the worst flooding in Kentucky's history. Biden and the first lady met with families and first responders in Kentucky, where at least 37 people have died after last month's deluge. Flooding remains a threat with more thunderstorms in the forecast this week. Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear and his wife, Britainy, joined Biden, who has increased federal assistance to the state to help its recovery. The White House says the floods and extreme weather around the country are reminders of the intensifying effects of climate change.The president said the nation has an obligation to help all its people, declaring the federal government would provide support until residents were back on their feet. Behind him as he spoke was a single-story house that the storm had dislodged and then left littered on the ground, tilted sideways."We have the capacity to do this — it's not like it's beyond our control," Biden said. "We're staying until everybody's back to where they were."In the summer heat and humidity, Biden's button-down shirt was covered in sweat. Pacing with a microphone in his hand, he eschewed formal remarks as he pledged to return once the community was rebuilt."The bad news for you is I'm coming back, because I want to see it," the president said.Monday's trip is Biden's second to the state since taking office last year. 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President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden witnessed firsthand the damage from the deadly and devastating floods that hit Kentucky last month, as they visited the state to meet with families and first responders. (Aug. 8) Biden: Gov't will help Ky. 'until everybody’s back'