Obama: Oklahoma Will Get Everything It Needs

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A woman is pulled out from under tornado debris at the Plaza Towers School in Moore, Okla., Monday, May 20, 2013. A tornado as much as a mile (1.6 kilometers) wide with winds up to 200 mph (320 kph) roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods, setting buildings on fire and landing a direct blow on an elementary school.

President Obama delivered a solemn message of condolence to the people of Oklahoma, assuring that the country will do all it can to help the continuing search for survivors of Monday's deadly tornadoes. “Our focus as a nation is on the urgent work of rescue and rebuilding that lies ahead,” he said from the White House. The president has been in touch with Gov. Mary Fallin to assure her that Oklahoma will get everything it needs. FEMA’s director is on his way to the state, where his first responders have been since Sunday. “We still don’t know the human and economic losses that may have occurred,” Obama said, pointing out that Oklahomans are better prepared for this type of storm than most.