Gov. Peter Shumlin issued the following statement:
"My heart goes out to the friends, families and neighbors of those lost in the series of devastating tornadoes that have roared over Oklahoma this week. We are contacting emergency officials with Gov. Fallin's office to offer Vermont's assistance in clean up and recovery. Tropical Storm Irene gave us a first-hand look at the devastation and loss that follow in the wake of serious storms, and just as Vermont appreciated the help from other states at that time, we now stand ready to assist Oklahoma."