Tuesday, May 21, 2013

An Update On The Tornado That Hit Moore, Oklahoma

This is an update to my post last night titled Please Pray For The Families That Have Lost Loved Ones To A Tornado That Leveled An Elementary School Earlier in OklahomaThe medical examiner’s office has confirmed 24 people were killed in the Moore tornado Monday as opposed to the 51 that were originally reported late last night. The reported fatalities were accidentally counted twice partially due to the communication trouble through cell phone service that was affected by the weather. There is a significant chance that those numbers can still change as the recovery efforts continue around the area that was hit. 
     Overnight, there were 101 individuals rescued as the rescue personnel uncovered storm shelters buried by the rubble of yesterday's tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma. The families of these individuals are probably very thankful to have their loved ones accounted for, especially after not knowing their whereabouts. Approximately 233 injured have been treated by area hospitals since yesterday's tornado. Please continue to keep the families of those lost in the Plaza Towers Elementary School, and in the surrounding Moore community, in your thoughts and prayers. 
     If you have a family member who lives in the Moore or even Oklahoma City area that was affected by the tornado, you are encouraged to visit www.safeandwell.org to check on them. You can help the Red Cross, assist Oklahoma families affected by the tornados over the last 2 days, by making a donation at www.redcross.org or by texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Thank you for taking the time to read and share this post with others through social media. God bless you!

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