Biden surveys Texas weather damage, thanks emergency workers

President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden en route Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, to Houston to survey damage caused by severe winter weather and encourage people to get their coronavirus shots. Photo courtesy of AP Photo/Susan Walsh

President Joe Biden is hearing firsthand from Texans clobbered by this month’s brutal winter weather.

Posted: Feb 26, 2021 3:48 PM

HOUSTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is hearing firsthand from Texans clobbered by this month’s brutal winter weather. Biden and his wife, Jill, are hearing from emergency officials and visiting a food bank. The president thanked emergency workers for doing “God's work.” It's his first trip to a major disaster site since he took office a little over a month ago. He's also visiting a major vaccination center to encourage people to get their coronavirus shots. The unusual winter weather across the South over Valentine’s weekend battered multiple states. Texas bore the brunt of unseasonably frigid conditions that caused widespread power outages and frozen pipes that burst and flooded homes. Millions of residents lost heat and running water.

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