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Moore Oklahoma yeah.
They're returning to their neighborhood some for the first time since the tornado at a -- -- live on the ground in more ways and places stories of my.
-- -- -- Gretchen good morning to everybody at home to Oklahoma City mayor saying up to thirteen thousand homes damaged by this monster tornado.
Putting the damage at two billion dollars on track to be the costliest.
And US history -- you -- -- cars are still on top of cars in a mangled mess the smell of gasoline still potent but we're told that this shopping center.
Does have crews.
Scheduled to come today who knows how this rain is going to be affecting things and also how it's going to be affecting those folks who -- trying to put their lives back together and salvage what they can't from their homes.
We were able to go into a neighborhood previously sealed off around the school plaza towers -- seven children were killed suffocated.
Under debris that we did not get to see the school but the area around it and I have to tell you the homes.
Completely obliterated almost beyond recognition.
I did speak -- bad.
-- family in the area who says they're very fortunate for their circumstances both of them.
At work when the storm rolled in and their infant son at -- -- take a listen.
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-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- I was like there's often a team.
Kind of a nice living in.
-- -- comes through tears and it.
It's just heartbreaking -- -- elect escorted us through that area and also wanted to mention that they've had working dogs on the ground with search and rescue and also recovery this area more has dealt with four tornadoes since 1998.
To these folks are definitely used to dealing with this type of tragedy.
The weekend at the local for fun it's just incredible job and it makes your job a lot yes absolutely and that's usually the case of what's yeah.
Where they can -- better walking wounded and be able to get these people that are.
I'm not expert Nicholas and the local people around her to -- this you make they're able to get the people out as well.
The Homeland Security secretary Janet Neapolitan I know touring the devastation for the first time with her own eyes yesterday and promising.
Federal assistance back to you.
-- a climbing up thanks so much for that live report in Oklahoma and it.
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