The White House says President Biden and first lady Jill Biden will travel to Florida Thursday to view first hand the partial collapse of the Champlain Towers condominium.
Asked by reporters if he planned to visit Surfside, Biden said, “Yes I hope so, as soon as we can. Maybe as early as Thursday.” The White House issued a formal announcement of the trip shortly afterward.
The official death toll in the collapse has risen to 11, with some 150 people unaccounted for. The Biden administration has responded to the disaster, dispatching FEMA administrator Deanne Criswell to the scene earlier this week.
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President Biden and first lady Jill Biden will travel to Florida on Thursday to view first-hand the partial collapse of the condo building.
At least 11 people are confirmed dead, and 150 others are still unnaccounted for.https://t.co/73aOcsWnmk
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