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With so many in Oklahoma stopped at 1999.
It was as bad as it could ever get.
Take a look at the front of the Oklahoman newspaper though.
Worse than it worse than may third which is the way that they have always is just described simply that day back in 1999.
On the cover.
Is a photograph that is just stunning it is too injured teachers as they leave some of the youngest victims.
Away from Breyer would elementary school they look at tape that -- get a look at that picture.
Just below it.
A police officer.
Rescues a young boy from the rebel from the rubble of plaza towers elementary school the stories that these teachers in these children will have.
Are just going to be.
Incredible joining us now is Republican senator James in half.
Oklahoma senator welcome good to have you here today -- and I know it's a rough day for you.
And all of your fellow oklahomans.
-- tell me what you're thinking.
You know it's just amazing when you stop and realize.
These things that we can't -- In 1999 I was there this thing in town or Oklahoma things size.
About the same devastation is perhaps of networks -- And and in it followed the same tracked him through there.
Then on Sunday night keep in mind you we've been talking about the tornado in world.
We had went in Shawnee Oklahoma that's my thing and in my -- -- instant we're looking to the west to watch this coming in.
To repeat -- rated take cover.
When my -- looked up in the sky and saw a piece of paper coming down.
It was a picture this -- the picture right here have a little boy about a four by six it's picture.
It came all the way eighty miles away from -- to Tulsa Oklahoma so things that happened that we can't really answer.
This I have to say that we're getting full cooperation of everyone in terms of the the -- help that we're getting from Washington from other places.
In surrounding areas.
I talked to one of the most heart wrenching thing.
Is that talk to ever -- where he's our kind of our local being the guy in Oklahoma.
He says that there are their biggest problem yesterday was -- -- -- -- -- parents with the missing kids and that kids that just.
Her pretty excruciating.
I mean I cannot imagine that what that was like.
For those parents and obviously we've see in these beautiful pictures of reunite and families reuniting.
From Breyer would elementary school where thank god those -- were all able to be reunited plaza towers is a different story and we're still waiting to hear.
Eight and that they're people just being in -- -- -- I talking to Janet Napolitano and there's -- and three rescue.
Tees and which is to -- a little bit different we've had before -- sent -- to be seen.
Then they have a back up and that medical facility you've been killing -- hospital there how it's totally devastated.
It's miracle worker in the house who were killed but their -- up another it's -- -- be it can't hospital the antsy going up -- shortly right.
You know one of the things that we talk about as you look at -- death tolls from tornadoes back in the 1930s and it was so much higher than we see in these cases.
But you do have to look at this situation and say you know are we as prepared for these things in your neck of the was where.
They are far too familiar with this kind of devastation.
As we should be is there more that that could be done senator -- No we're we're learning from -- mistakes in 1999.
As a result of that very publicity vaccine or -- frenetic activity and more.
Many hundreds we don't know how many but there are hundreds of families in their home.
Live in safe areas of that in tornadoes.
And and so there are a lot of people alive today because of that.
Now there are things we can do for example in schools in these in tornado Alley.
We need to have something there -- so that there is a place to go a public place and I think people are looking at that.
Already but we learn from our mistake and it saves lives in yesterday's tornado.
We -- to learn even more in this case the senator and -- thank you so much for being with us and again you know we are all thinking about everybody in their community and we thank you sir for being an item that you thank you very all the best we --
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