Vice President Mike Pence speaks at a rally for gubernatorial candidate Kevin Stitt at the Mabee Center Oct. 18, 2018. MIKE SIMONS/Tulsa World file

Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen, will visit Tulsa on Tuesday to survey flood damage in the area, according to a tweet posted Monday by his office. 

“Although it’s under these sad circumstances, I look forward to welcoming the Vice President to Tulsa,” U.S. Rep. Kevin Hern said in a news release. “After the heart-wrenching weeks our state has suffered through, it’s good to know that President Trump and Vice President Pence have our backs and are here to help our community rebuild.”

Pence is expected to visit a local food bank and areas affected by last week's flooding.

Monday's announcement comes one day after Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke toured a hard-hit neighborhood in west Tulsa County.

Pence previously appeared in Tulsa last October at a rally for then-GOP gubernatorial nominee Kevin Stitt.

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