Deadly tornado hits Oklahoma City area
May 21st, 2013
05:36 PM ET

Rescue workers comb through rubble for survivors after tornado devastates Moore, Oklahoma

Rescue workers continue to comb through the debris in search of survivors 24 hours after a deadly tornado devastated the city of Moore, Oklahoma. More than 100 people have been pulled alive from the rubble.

President Barack Obama said Tuesday the state "needs to get everything it needs right away" to recover from the devastating twister.

Erin Burnett is live at 7p and 11p ET on CNN with the latest on the search and rescue and stories from survivors.

Here's what we know:

  • 24 dead, including nine children, according to the Oklahoma Medical Examiner
  • Reports of some of the children killed - drowned in the basement of a school
  • President Obama signs Oklahoma disaster declaration
  • A severe thunderstorm watch includes Oklahoma City and Moore until 7 p.m. (8 p.m. ET)
  • Damage assessments show signs of an EF5 tornado, the NWS says

Bracing for Round 3: 73 million under severe weather threat

Here's how to help:

Donate to American Red Cross

CNN's Impact Your World: Working to help Moore

Donate to Search Dog Foundation: Canine Disaster Search Teams

Oklahoma strong - state sponsored website for services available to people affected by the storm.

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