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President Obama visits post-tornado Oklahoma

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President Obama visited Oklahoma Sunday after a massive tornado swept through the state Monday, news sources reported.

The 17-mile-long tornado killed 24 people and destroyed 1,200 homes, according to CBS News.

While touring Moore, Okla.-- the Oklahoma City suburb hit hardest by the tornado -- President Obama called for Americans to "step up" to help those affected by the storm, urging people to donate to the American Red Cross, CBS News reported.

"This is a strong community with strong character. There's no doubt they're going to bounce back, but they need help, just like any of us would need help if we saw the kind of devastation we're seeing here," President Obama said, CBS News reported.

The president visited sites demolished by the storm, the Moore Fire Department Station, and met with a family who lost their home during his time in Moore, according to Fox News.

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