The Federal Emergency Management Agency should act quickly to help Oklahoma recover from damage caused by a tornado this past week, Gov. Mary Fallin said. "There's going to come a time when there's going to be a tremendous amount of need once we begin the debris clearing," Fallin said. The federal government's main disaster-aid fund contains more than $11 billion, which officials said is sufficient to fund the state's recovery efforts. "We'll do what we have to do, but we have a pretty hefty amount of money in the disaster-relief fund,” said Rep. Harold Rogers, R-Ky., chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.

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