Near Oklahoma City today a huge tornado ripped a city apart, leveling neighborhoods and destroying Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, OK.

As the country continues to see the images out of Moore, Oklahoma of the tornado damage from this afternoons monster tornado, Texas Governor Rick Perry released a statement.

Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on Oklahoma Tornado Damage

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement regarding this afternoon’s tornadoes in Oklahoma:

“The images emerging from Oklahoma today are a terrifying reminder of how quickly the force of Mother Nature can devastate entire communities.  Our hearts are heavy for all Americans who have been affected by the recent outbreak of storms across our country. State emergency assets in Texas will remain on alert and stand ready to help our neighbors any way we can.”

KFYO will bring you the latest updates from today's severe weather in Oklahoma.