September 1, 2014
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California is sending six specially trained urban search-and-rescue workers to Oklahoma to assist recovery efforts after Monday's tornado.
Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency asked the state to send disaster workers. The state has eight urban search and rescue teams that specialize in searches, first aid and other recovery operations.
The six specialists heading to Oklahoma are from the fire departments in Los Angeles County, Orange County and the cities of Los Angeles, Oakland and Sacramento. California's Emergency Management Agency says the state will provide additional support if needed.
The tornado struck an Oklahoma City suburb, killing at least 24 people, including nine children, and injuring more than 200.
Oklahoma emergency officials said Tuesday that every damaged home has been searched at least once.
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