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Vice President Pence pledges support to victims of this week's tornadoes

Posted at 9:50 PM, May 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-28 21:50:32-04

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Vice President Mike Pence tweeted he has spoken with the governors of Indiana, Ohio and Oklahoma in the aftermath of this week's storms that have wrecked havoc across the Midwest and Plains states.

Tornadoes caused severe damage Monday night in Pendleton and Dayton, Ohio, while a powerful tornado struck El Reno, Okla. on Sunday, days after severe flooding affected the area.

"We are with you and our administration will devote whatever resources necessary to help recover from these storms," Pence, the former governor of Indiana, wrote.

Pence wrote in a second tweet that he and Second Lady Karen Pence are praying for the victims of the disasters and encouraged people to listen to local authorities to stay informed about weather threats.