Obama to visit tornado-ravaged Moore, Oklahoma on Sunday (VIDEO)


People walk through a damaged area near the Moore Warren Theater after a powerful tornado ripped through the area on May 20, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma.


Brett Deering

President Barack Obama will visit tornado-ravaged Moore, Oklahoma on Sunday.

White House spokesman Jay Carney said the president will meet with tornado victims, first responders and survey the damage first-hand.

Moore, a town of 41,000 people, is about 10 miles from Oklahoma City.

Carney said the president told federal agencies to “provide all available resources” to help local recovery efforts.

On Wednesday, residents continued to sift through rubble, two days after a massive tornado tore through the region, killing at least 24 people and destroying thousands of homes.

Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett estimated 12,000 to 13,000 homes were affected by the twister.

CBS News reported on Wednesday officials said that six adults remain missing and no more bodies or survivors are likely to be recovered.

The search for victims ended Tuesday evening. Moore Fire Chief Gary Bird said each damaged home in the area had been searched.

"I'm 98 percent sure we're good," Bird said.

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US Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who was in Oklahoma on Wednesday to help with the recovery efforts said "we will be here to stay." Here is more from Napolitano: