|Obama to Tour Okla. Tornado Damage|
|Arlette Saenz (@arlettesaenz)||May 26, 2013, 10:39 AM|
Almost one week after a deadly tornado swept through Moore, Okla., President Obama will travel to the Oklahoma City area to survey the storm damage as the community handles recovery efforts.
Obama will meet with families affected by the storm and thank first responders dealing with the aftermath of the storm.
AP Photo/Charlie Riedel
On May 20, a massive tornado struck Moore, located about 10 miles from Oklahoma City, damaging schools and homes and killing 24 people.
Earlier this week, Obama directed his administration to provide all available resources to help in recovery efforts.
"As a nation, our full focus right now is on the urgent work of rescue and the hard work of recovery and rebuilding that lies ahead," the president said in a White House statement on the storm Tuesday. "Our prayers are with the people of Oklahoma today, and we will back up those prayers with deeds for as long as it takes."