Feb 17, 2021 2:00 PM

Biden, Gov. Kelly discuss response to historic winter weather

Posted Feb 17, 2021 2:00 PM
Kansas Governor Laura Kelly during her Monday press conference to answer questions about the severe winter weather.
Kansas Governor Laura Kelly during her Monday press conference to answer questions about the severe winter weather.

WASHINGTON —Kansas Governor Laura Kelly joined the governors of  other states in a phone call with President Joe Biden on Tuesday night.

The governors and the President discussed the extreme winter weather across the central and southern United States that is impacting tens of millions of Americans and leaving many homes without power, according to a release from the White House.

President Biden relayed to the governors that he and the First Lady were praying for a swift recovery from the effects from the storm.

Biden told the governors his administration is prepared to assist and stand ready to respond to requests for Federal assistance from the governors and will deploy any additional Federal resources available to assist the residents of their states in getting through this historic storm.

The President also expressed gratitude for all the workers on the front lines responding to the storm, especially road workers, highway patrol officers and first responders who are taking swift action in horrific conditions to save lives.

In addition to Kelly, the governors from Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi were on the call, according to the White House.