President Biden Says He’s Praying For Upper Makefield Flooding Victims

The president made the comments on Thursday.

President Joe Biden addressing the audience on Thursday.
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President Joe Biden said during a Thursday stop in Philadelphia that he’s praying for the victims of the flash flooding in Upper Makefield Township.

“I want to say we’re praying for those who lost their lives in the flooding in Bucks County,” Biden said.

“We’re grateful to all the first responders continuing to look for two-year-old Mattie and her baby brother Conrad. With the grace of God, maybe something will come of it,” he added.

The president went on to thank Gov. Josh Shapiro, county and local officials for leading in the wake of the fatal flooding.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has been in touch with state, county, and local officials.

Bucks County Commissioners Chairperson Bob Harvie said earlier this week that the White House had called because of the flooding.

Biden, a Pennsylvania native whose wife is from Montgomery County, was in Philadelphia Thursday to speak on his economic record.

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Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for 12 years for both newspaper and online publications. Tom’s reporting has appeared locally, nationally, and internationally across several mediums. He is proud to report on news in the county where he lives and to have created a reliable publication that the community deserves.