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Topic - Todd Lamb
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."
As search and rescue teams combed Moore, Okla., for survivors of Monday's deadly twister, officials struggled to describe devastation that, even for a town in the heart of "Tornado Alley," is almost unimaginable.
Mr. Lamb told CNN that several of them drowned in the basement, where they sought shelter.
Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb said the storm resembled a "2-mile-wide lawnmower blade going over a community" that flattened schools, businesses and everything else in its path.