MOORE, Okla. (AP) - Crews have worked through the night in Moore, where the official count from yesterday's tornado is 51 dead, including at least 20 children. The number is expected to rise. A spokeswoman for the Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office says there could be as many as 40 more deaths. Hospitals have treated more than 120 injured people.
MOORE, Okla. (AP) - Some roads closed after the Moore tornado have reopened but authorities are urging people not to travel into the disaster zone because crews still have lots of work to do. Block after block of the town is in ruins. Two schools, the city hospital and many businesses have been destroyed. Governor Mary Fallin has deployed dozens of National Guard members to help with rescue and recovery operations. Extra highway patrol officers have been activated.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will meet with his disaster response team today and deliver a statement on the devastating tornado in Moore. He's already declared a major disaster in Oklahoma, ordering federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts. The FEMA director is heading to the state.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - The Storm Prediction Center in Norman says more severe storms could strike parts of Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana today. The area at risk does not include Moore. The greatest risk today includes the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
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