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Oklahoma City Tornado Response

Oklahoma National Guard soldiers from the 700 Brigade Support Battalion, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team secure a perimeter around the Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Okla., which was devastated by a tornado May 20, 2013. The soldiers are also assisting rescue workers in the search for survivors after the Oklahoma City tornado. Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin called out 80 Oklahoma National Guard members to help the victims of the Oklahoma City tornado. A two-mile wide tornado swept through Moore on Monday afternoon with a direct hit on two elementary schools. The death toll, which was reported as high as 51 in the immediate aftermath, has been revised downward to at least 24, with authorities cautioning that it could rise again. At least 120 people have been injured with many missing.


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