MOORE, Okla. - The numbers continue to mount, yet the response to deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma in recent days continues to ramp up as well, with an army of volunteers working alongside government, private, and corporate entities to restore essential services and aid victims of the storms.
An alphabet soup of federal agencies has set up shop in the city of Moore, ground zero for a massive EF5 tornado that killed 24 people and destroyed or badly damaged more than 12,000 homes.
Alongside them, law enforcement, fire, and emergency agencies from every corner of Oklahoma work to maintain control of the situation, provide aid and comfort, and keep looters and "tourists" at bay.
Covering the story -- reporters from literally every corner of the planet, including every inhabited continent.
For the people in the affected area -- which also includes part of Oklahoma City -- the main goal is to clean up, rebuild, and try to restore sense of normalcy.
Still, it will take time, as they well know, because they've been through this scenario all too many times.
A killer tornado took nearly the same path through Moore in 1999, and yet another massive twister slammed into the city in 2003.