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Biden will travel to Kentucky on Wednesday, where governor says 74 are confirmed dead

A man collects his belongings from his badly damaged house in Mayfield, Ky., on Dec. 13. (Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images)
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President Biden will travel to Kentucky on Wednesday to survey the areas hardest hit by one of the deadliest tornado outbreaks in recent U.S. history, which killed at least 74 people in that state and 14 in other states.

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The death toll is expected to rise still higher, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear (D) said Monday, adding that it could take weeks to determine the total number of fatalities and the full extent of the damage.

"We’re still finding people,” the governor said at a news briefing.

Biden has pledged to ensure the impacted states get “whatever they need, when they need it.”

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