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-- more severe weather on the way today it's always Oklahoma governor.
Mary Fallon I know that you've had little rest.
And this is a huge undertaking for you right now governor -- tell us where your community is right now getting more.
Well right now we're certainly in the -- rescue and recovery stages we want to make sure that we have looked in every single crevice.
Possible under the debris to make sure that we've recovered people.
And hopefully wolf won't be able to find some some more people were not -- -- Yet you all -- may be missing because of debris field was so wide it was almost two miles Bob twenty miles long.
And it's just been massive area of destruction.
First our hearts are broken yesterday.
At first I had I've told my.
My -- secretaries and all the emergency personnel is find the people do everything we can't get as many rescue squads out there let's bring him.
Search and rescue dogs whatever we need we've got to find the people immediately and and that's been our biggest goal.
Through the last hours since the storm -- You know a lot of people focused on that elementary school where children.
A lot of people feel are trapped and may be alive today.
How many floors was that school and is there it is there a need for heavy equipment.
To aid people with a careful process.
Of getting people out.
We have a lot of equipment and yes today again I don't know how many volunteers I I would guess and it may be -- thousand.
Throughout the the whole different community itself it's it's it's better ever -- recovery process itself.
I was down there last night there were hundreds of people just at that school side alone.
We have lots of lives that we worked all night long there were a lot of ambulances -- -- -- stretchers by the emergency personnel.
And we certainly have the Red Cross Salvation Army that -- there on -- lot of law enforcement we secured the parameters.
Last night with the National Guard in our high patrolling -- on -- personnel.
To make sure that we kept -- people that shouldn't be in that area it is a very dangerous situation because they were.
A tremendous amount of power lines that were down.
Lots of structural damage and the debris heats were were huge.
I wasn't like you know -- blunt -- -- house it wouldn't be totally demolish them for you miles solid throughout that area.
Yes governor you just mentioned the National Guard I know that you activated eighty members of the Oklahoma National Guard yesterday to assist in all sorts of things.
We'll see you spoken in the present -- United States a couple of times via the telephone he is going to have a statement at 10 o'clock eastern time we'll carry it live right here on fox.
What are you asking the federal government for how can they help you.
Well -- get -- right now helping our charities.
This going to be a long recovery process if it is a huge storm.
The biggest distraction I've ever seen it's it's certainly much bigger than make their turnout that we -- in 1999.
And if you look at just the debris areas and take a long time.
To get through this -- lot of infrastructure has been damaged -- homes lost major structural -- businesses.
From hospitals to five schools.
That had some type of advantage and and course.
She's seen on TV some -- -- -- were totally gone his cells we a lot of rebuilding to.
To be done there are families that lost a lot of homes some families don't have.
Insurance at a course knowledge of we have a storm initially struck more but earlier in in the morning yesterday I was down at Bethel acres.
-- trailer park had been totally destroyed mosques around fifty homes there lost couple lives and that placing Carney Oklahoma.
Up north and and that many other communities.
We're struck Sunday and so we have a lot going on in our state.
Have been very blessed to receive a tremendous amount phone calls many governors certainly the president called -- -- whatever you need.
That will help -- red tape will help that I certainly approved our emergency declaration very quickly.
We we need of resources as far as that being able.
-- to be able to activate and be able to purchase sayings here in the state health partners -- -- local departments get the resources they need to.
Governor I heard you on the telephone yesterday I believe it was with our own Neil Cavuto right before this storm was going to be hitting the -- area.
How significant was it.
That there was enough warning because you have the tornadoes the day before and meteorologists are saying haters more to come today how significant.
It was the warning do you feel to keep more people.
From being affected.
Why it was absolutely significant and they ask have we -- a big big having completed a big storm is going to be having and -- Friday -- charity that had this past week in and we were -- -- telling people to expect severe weather.
-- conditions were ride or severe weather or at least three days of course we had thunderstorms here this morning it's it's been -- all around doesn't.
We'll that are reign -- Lotta storms coming.
Close to this area right now but.
We gave -- a lot of heads up I have to give our news media.
A tremendous amount of credit because we did lose lives it is very tragic you're very sad about that but -- could it could've been a lot worse if we hadn't had the headset.
By the media -- warning people and we had our emergency center activated early on Sunday.
You have everybody was watching those images as those tornadoes dropped out of -- -- two days yeah -- governor Mary -- we thank you very much for joining us live today for more and just know that the prayers of the nation are with you.
Now we need the prayers.
Thank you -- -- their.
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