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SoCal firefighters head to tornado-stricken Oklahoma

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Nathan Ulepich searches outside the back of his house destroyed after a powerful tornado ripped through the area on May 20, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma. The tornado, reported to be at least EF4 strength and two miles wide, touched down in the Oklahoma City area on Monday killing at least 51 people. Brett Deering/Getty Images

Rescuers and first responders continue to search for survivors in Oklahoma after a massive tornado that killed at least 24 people, including seven children. There is still a danger of more tornadoes coming through the area. 

This morning, President Obama declared a federal disaster in five Oklahoma counties, and said that the tornado had been "one of the most destructive in history."

Firefighters from Los Angeles and Orange County are part of the emergency team being sent to the Oklahoma City area today. For more on how they're preparing to assist in the rescue and recovery effort, we're joined by Captain Jaime Moore, public information officer for the Los Angeles Fire Department.

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