Many Oklahomans opted to flee Friday night when a violent tornado developed and headed toward the state's capital city.
MOORE, Okla. - The remaining six missing people in Moore have been found, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin said Wednesday.
The death toll from Monday's tornado in Moore has steadied at 24, and 353 people have reported injuries from the storm.
In a noon press conference Wednesday, city, state and federal officials gave an update on what is now a cleanup effort in the town with a population of about 50,000.
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About 13,000 homes were affected by the EF-5 storm, which leveled much of what was in its path.
Of the missing six people, Oklahoma Emergency Management Director Albert Ashwood said only that they are adults and search crews have not made contact with them at this point.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano joined Gov. Mary Fallin for the press conference.
"A lot of work to be done in terms of recovery," she said. "[The] big need now is debris removal."
Napolitano said crews are working to expedite the debris-removal process and offered assurances that assistance will be in Moore until recovery is complete.
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FEMA Director Rich Serino said two disaster recovery centers opened Wednesday and many more will open in the coming days.
Twenty-nine people stayed overnight in the six Red Cross shelters set up in Moore, but around 150 have cycled in and out throughout the day, said Serino.
Moore Mayer Glenn Lewis said all residents were set to be allowed back to their neighborhoods by 3 p.m. Wednesday.
Fallin said her office has received multiple phone calls and requests from people interested in donating money for safe rooms. She said she plans to announce something later in the day with regard to a "safe room fund."
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Earlier Wednesday, the state medical examiner released the identities for most of the 24 victims, though next-of-kin notifications were still taking place for others. The causes of death were listed as blunt force trauma and asphyxiation.
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Tornado slams Oklahoma
The Oklahoma medical examiner's office says five people have been killed in a tornado outbreak in Oklahoma City suburbs.
Donations are pouring into Oklahoma as people around the country look to help residents affected by last week's violent tornado outbreak, but charities also are receiving plenty of items they don't need - tons of used clothes, shoes and stuffed animals that take up valuable warehouse space and clog distribution networks.
President Barack Obama visited tornado-devastated Moore, Okla., Sunday, consoling people staggered by the loss of life and property and promising that the government will be behind them "every step of the way."
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