Biden surveys Texas weather damage, encourages virus shots

Joe Biden
Posted at 12:33 AM, Feb 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-26 21:23:20-05

WASHINGTON (AP) — HOUSTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has now heard firsthand from Texans clobbered by this month’s brutal winter weather. Biden got a briefing from emergency officials and visited a food bank in Houston on Friday. The president thanked emergency workers for doing “God's work.” It was his first trip to a major disaster site since he took office a little over a month ago. He also visited 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.