MOORE, Okla. - The death toll from this week's monster tornado in Oklahoma stands at 24, with all victims positively identified.

The Oklahoma medical examiner's office says 10 of those who died were children, including two infants. The eight other children range in age from 4 years old to 9 years old.

While mourning their dead, many residents remain stunned that the twister didn't claim more lives during its 17 miles and 40 minutes on the ground.

As for property damage, officials say the tornado may end up costing more than $2 billion. The twister tore through as many as 13,000 homes, multiple schools and a hospital.

President Barack Obama plans to view the destruction firsthand on Sunday. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, meanwhile, visited Wednesday and again pledged the federal government's ongoing support. She urged people to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to learn about aid for which they may qualify.

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