- The Washington Times - Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin said Tuesday the damage from the tornado that ripped through her state is bigger than anything she’s seen in her 23 years in office, and Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb said it was “like a two-mile-wide lawnmower blade going over a community.”

“I’m very, very proud of the first responders and all the work that everybody’s done — it was an incredible scene at the site itself,” Ms. Fallin said on NBC’s “Today.” “I’ve been through the May 3rd tornadoes; I was here when the April 19th bombing hit Oklahoma City, destroyed the federal building. To me, this is bigger than anything I’ve ever seen. It’s absolutely huge; it’s horrific.”

Mr. Lamb shared a similar sentiment Tuesday morning on CNN’s “Starting Point.”


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“We’ll continue to hope that we find life this morning and throughout the day, and we’ll continue to recover at the same time,” he said. “This tornado, to put in perspective, it’d be like a two-mile-wide lawnmower blade going over a community. So with the schools leveled, neighborhoods are wiped out, businesses are flattened, it’s significant, and the clean-up will be for some time.”