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LATEST: Officials compile damage from Oklahoma tornado


The extent of damage from Monday's tornado in Oklahoma is becoming clearer.

Officials say the tornado destroyed or damaged as many as 13,000 homes, and that it may have caused $2 billion in overall damage.

The monstrous tornado barreled through the Oklahoma City suburb, demolishing an elementary school and reducing homes to piles of rubble. The disaster zone stretches more than 17 miles and the tornado was on the ground for 40 minutes.

State authorities say the 24 people known to have died included two infants.

President Barack Obama is planning to visit Oklahoma on Sunday to see the damage and meet with survivors and first responders.

The Oklahoma medical examiner's office says it has positively identified all 24 victims of Monday's tornado that ripped across the Oklahoma City area. The office announced Wednesday that 10 of those killed were children, including two infants. Among the dead are 4-month-old Case Futrell and 7-month-old Sydnee Vargyas. Both babies died from head injuries.

The eight other children ranged in age from 4 years old to 9 years old. Of those, six were suffocated. The other two died from massive injuries. Seven of the children were pulled from the rubble of the Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore.

The medical examiner's office says most of the adults died from multiple blunt-force injuries.

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