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President Obama To Visit Tornado-Ravaged Moore, Oklahoma

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People walk in their tornado-devastated neighborhood on May 22, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma. (credit: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

People walk in their tornado-devastated neighborhood on May 22, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma. (credit: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — President Barack Obama will travel to tornado-ravaged Moore, Oklahoma, on Sunday.

White House spokesman Jay Carney says the president will view the tornado damage first-hand. He also plans to meet with victims and first responders.

The monstrous tornado barreled through the Oklahoma City suburb Monday afternoon, demolishing an elementary school and reducing homes to piles of rubble. State authorities say two infants and eight children were among the 24 people who perished in the twister.

The town of Moore is a community of 41,000 people located about 10 miles south of Oklahoma City. On Wednesday redients of Moore continued to return to their homes to access the damage retrieve what property they could.

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