"Our hearts ache today for the people of Moore, Oklahoma -- especially the littlest victims of a massive tornado that left a path of destruction through the Heartland and struck multiple schools during the middle of afternoon classes.
"We know it may take days -- perhaps weeks -- to find the lost, rescue the trapped and aid the injured. Longer still will be the recovery for this community. But recover it will. That is the history of Moore, a town that knows perhaps better than any other the destructive power of these storms.
"I ask that Arizonans join me in praying for the victims of Monday's tornado, and for the first responders and medical personnel who continue to do all they can to find the missing and aid the injured. Arizona stands ready to assist in any way necessary to help the people of Oklahoma and Governor Fallin, my dear friend, recover from this terrible storm."