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Rain making rescue efforts harder in Moore, Okla. - May 22nd, 2013 - National

Rescue workers plan to keep searching today in an effort to make sure they haven't missed any Oklahoma tornado victims. Moore Fire chief Gary Bird says he is confident there are no more bodies or survivors in the rubble, but his goal is to conduct 3 searches of each building.

No additional survivors or bodies have been found since Monday night. The Tornado killed 24 people.
The tornado destroyed countless homes and reduced one elementary school almost entirely to rubble.

The EF-5 twister, with winds of at least 200 mph, traveled 17 miles and was 1.3 miles wide at some points.

A precise count is difficult to come by, but officials at 4 hospitals in the Oklahoma City area say they've treated more than 200 patients, including dozens of children.

The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency says U.S. officials are going neighborhood to neighborhood to make sure Oklahoma gets the help it needs. The emergency management director arrived in the state Tuesday, and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is due there Wednesday.