Obama Comforts Tornado Victims: “We’ve Got Your Back”

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President Barack Obama flew on Sunday to Oklahoma, where he assured victims of the massive tornado that devastated the Oklahoma City suburbs that "you've got folks behind you" all over the country, NBC News reported. “When I say that we’ve got your back, I promise you that we’ll keep our word,” Obama said. The president toured the damage wrought by the massive twister in Moore, which killed 24 people and damaged or destroyed as many as 13,000 homes. He surveyed what was left of the Plaza Towers Elementary School where seven children died. Obama also visited affected families and thanked first responders in Moore. “This area has known more of its share of heartbreak, but the people pride themselves on the ‘Oklahoma standard,'" he said. "Oklahomans have inspired us with their love and their courage and their fellowship." The Moore tornado was the most powerful in a flurry of 76 tornadoes that touched down in 10 states over a three-day span, according to NBC News.

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