Governor Mary Fallin adds more cities to State of Emergency
Moore tornado May 20
Monday afternoon Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin met with reporters to discuss the Moore, Oklahoma, tornado.
Fallin vowed to do everything in her power to get out all available resources to those areas hardest hit.
Sunday the Governor signed a Federal emergency declaration for 16 Oklahoma counties.
Monday she added another five counties that will allow our state to access additional funding and purchases for recovery and rebuilding efforts.
Fallin said she has been in direct contact with FEMA as well as President Barack Obama who offered his condolences and offering up Federal resources.
Tuesday Governor Fallin will fly over the damage with the Oklahoma National Guard.
About 80 guard members secured the perimeters and helping highway patrol with traffic congestion.
Her office is also working with the Red Cross, Salvation Army, to get food and supplies out to those who have lost their homes.
She is encouraging Oklahomans to stay away from ground zero to allow law enforcement and first responders to do their job.
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