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http://s3.amazonaws.com/PPT1/PW-Full-Story-Header.jpg(Tuesday, May 21, 2013)
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin said Tuesday that her state will rebuild, and she asked for prayers to aid the rescue and recovery.
"Will we be back? Absolutely. Oklahoma has gone through this a couple times, and we’re resilient, strong, courageous people," Fallin said.
The Associated Press reported Tuesday that at least 24 people - seven of them children - were killed during Monday’s tornadoes, which whipped through the suburban-Oklahoma City region. More than 120 people, including about 50 children, are hospitalized because of the tornadoes, according to The AP.
This is the fourth tornado to strike the area since 1998.
"We will rebuild, and we will regain our strength," Fallin said a press conference on Tuesday afternoon.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will travel to the area to view the damage on Wednesday.
President Obama pledged Tuesday that his administration and the nation will help Oklahoma recover and rebuild after what he called "one of the most destructive tornadoes in history." Speaking from the White House, Obama told those affected by the destruction that while they "face a long road ahead," Americans will be by their side.
"You will not travel that path alone. Your country will travel with you, fueled by our faith in the almighty and our faith in one another," he said.
(Sources: Politico, The Hill, ABC News)
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