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Okla. Emergency Officials Brief Governor On Damage

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Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin speaks to the media.  (credit: Brett Deering/Getty Images)

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin speaks to the media. (credit: Brett Deering/Getty Images)

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma emergency officials are briefing Gov. Mary Fallin on the extent of the damage after a mile-wide tornado ripped through the Oklahoma City area.

Fallin spokesman Alex Weintz said the governor was being briefed Monday afternoon by officials with the Office of Emergency Management.

OEM officials are housed in an underground command center near the state Capitol.

Weintz says Fallin already has been in touch with Oklahoma’s adjutant general and expects the National Guard will play a major role in rescue and recovery efforts. Weintz noted the state is still experiencing major weather as a destructive storm system moved across the state.

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