Okla. Gov: Tornado Relief Needs To Push Through FEMA ‘Red Tape’

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says the tornado-ravaged city of Moore needs quick action from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Fallin appeared on two morning talk shows and said she appreciates President Barack Obama’s visit, but needs “the ability to get through red tape.”

Monday’s exceptionally strong tornado killed 24 people and injured more than 200 in the Oklahoma City suburb.

Fallin said FEMA has responded quickly and some families have already received federal money for immediate needs.

But she said on CNN’s “State of the Union” that the city will need help clearing a “massive debris field.”

On CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Fallin said: “We know at different times in the past, money hasn’t always come as quickly as it should.”

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