MOORE, Okla. (TEC News) - The death toll has risen to 51 in the Moore, Oklahoma area after an EF-4 tornado ripped apart the Oklahoma suburbs. The last couple days have been treacherous as emergency response teams, helicopters and the police are surveying through cities to seek survivors. Officials are saying that there may be 40 more people dead with the number continuing to rise--most of them children. Over 100 people have been injured. They're looking at damages close to $1.5 billion. South Central region spokesperson, Joellen Barak says that The American Red Cross units in our area have not been sent out yet: Barak 2 "they're needed" :06
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