Feb. 26 (UPI) — President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden will travel to Texas on Friday to meet with residents and volunteers recovering from the rare winter storm that devastated the state last week.
The storm brought cold temperatures, ice and some snow to Texas and hindered the state’s power grid, leaving residents and businesses without power for extended periods of time. The disruption left millions without heat and drinkable water when treatment plants lost electricity.
Dozens of deaths have been attributed to the winter storm.
The Bidens are scheduled to travel to Houston late Friday morning and arrive about noon CST.
Jill Biden will visit the Houston Food Bank to help package food and water and the president will tour the Harris County Emergency Operations Center. Later, they will tour the food bank.
The president is scheduled to also visit the federal COVID-19 vaccination site at NRG Stadium, which is home to the NFL’s Houston Texans. He will give a public address at 6 p.m. CST.
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