This picture doesn’t even come close to showing the impact of the tornado on the lives it took. I pray the skies stay blue today so rescue efforts won’t be hampered. Nobody could have predicted after May 3, 1999 that this same community would be ripped apart again in such a horrific way. Current count is 24 lives lost. I pray there are no more.
- VIDEO: Tornado rips through OK (jtn-network.com)
- Massive tornado leaves path of destruction near Oklahoma City (cinewsnow.com)
- Massive tornado hits Oklahoma (dailykos.com)
- Oklahoma tornado leaves massive path of death, destruction; at least 51 dead (fox59.com)
- Raw: Aerial view of mile-wide tornado tearing through Oklahoma (wwltv.com)
- Oklahoma City Tornado Pictures: ‘Total Devastation’ (businessinsider.com)
- Oklahoma City tornado: eyewitness films devastation of neighbourhood (telegraph.co.uk)
Around four to five thousand homes in Moore, Oklahoma were damaged or destroyed by the EF5 tornado that hit on Monday. The EF5 classification makes it the highest, most violent rating. Scientists say the tornado had the power of many atomic bombs.
As the recovery and clean-up continue, The Red Cross is jumping into action along with many other relief agencies. There are many ways to make a donation to help those affected by this tragedy.
Here is a link to donate to the Red Cross’ tornado relief in Oklahoma.
You can also donate to the Red Cross organization online by clicking here.
You can donate by phone at 1-800-RED CROSS, or by texting “red cross” to 90999 from your phone to donate $10.
The Red Cross is also suggesting giving blood at your local hospital or blood bank.
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