Released by the Office of Gov. Rick Perry

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement regarding this afternoon’s tornadoes in Oklahoma:

“The images emerging from Oklahoma today are a terrifying reminder of how quickly the force of Mother Nature can devastate entire communities.  Our hearts are heavy for all Americans who have been affected by the recent outbreak of storms across our country. State emergency assets in Texas will remain on alert and stand ready to help our neighbors any way we can.”