NLC Statement on Deadly Tornadoes in Oklahoma

National League of Cities (NLC) President Marie Lopez Rogers, mayor, Avondale, AZ responds to yesterday's deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma:

"The destruction witnessed yesterday in Oklahoma was heartbreaking to all watching across the country, and we grieve with the families affected by the devastation and damage in every town affected, and especially the tragedy caused by yesterday's tornado in Moore.

We send our gratitude to the early responders, and those that will help the community rebuild, repair, and recover in the days and weeks ahead. It will be a long recovery, but we know the people and leaders of Moore will be resilient. Our thoughts and prayers will remain with the city and its residents."

The National League of Cities is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.