President Barack Obama has extended his sympathy to the people of Oklahoma, in particular the suburb of Moore which was devastated by Monday’s tornado.
In an special address from the White House he urged everyone to pull together and vowed continued support for the shattered community.
“Our prayers our with the people of Oklahoma today, our gratitude is with the teachers who gave their role to shield their children, with the neighbours, first responders, and emergency personnel who raised to help as soon the tornado passed and with all of those who as darkness fell searched for survivors through the night.
The people of Moore should know that their country will remain on the ground, beside them, for as long as it takes.”
Much of the help from Washington will come with the release of Federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts.