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Cleanup goes on as storms move toward East Coast


Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says the death toll from weekend storms could rise as emergency workers search for missing residents.

Nine people, including two children, died in Oklahoma as a result of Friday evening's tornadoes and severe thunderstorms.

Fallin toured damage Sunday at a community college and stockyard in El Reno, and said afterward that eight counties in the metro Oklahoma City area sustained wind or flooding damage.

She said the Federal Emergency Management Agency has 600 workers assessing damage and working with state and local officials to prepare for recovery.

Fallin didn't say how many people are believed to be missing, but noted crews are searching flooded areas. She also said 115 people were injured.

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