LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe is sending the state’s condolences to neighboring Oklahoma after a tornado devastated the city of Moore.

Beebe says this type of tragedy "strikes deep into the hearts of Arkansans" because communities know how destructive tornadoes can be. But the governor says few people can imagine the scale of loss and devastation that happened in Moore, where at least two dozen people died in Monday’s tornado.

Beebe says Arkansas’ thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by the tornado, including those who lost loved ones and property. He also says he’s thinking of the first responders and volunteers who are working at the scene.