How You Can Help Those Affected By The Oklahoma City Tornado
by Rahny Taylor,posted May 21 2013 6:36AM
I'm sure you saw or heard about the devastation in Oklahoma City.
If you didn't, a huge tornado at least a half-mile wide and with winds up to 200 miles per hour hit the town of Moore, Oklahoma, yesterday (May 20th), killing at least 51 people as it leveled whole neighborhoods and flattened an elementary school in the Oklahoma City suburb.
The death toll is expected to rise, with the Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office saying the number of dead could rise to as much as 91.
The National Weather Service issued an initial finding that the tornado was an EF-4, the second most-powerful type.
Search efforts in Moore continued overnight. President Obama declared a major disaster and ordered federal aid to help pay for recovery efforts.
Obviously our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Oklahoma City.