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OK cleans up, tallies damage

Disaster response organizations help survivors of deadly tornadoes

MOORE, OK | March 28, 2015

Members of area Baptist and United Methodist Churches were amongst more than 50 volunteers helping survivors of this week's tornadoes cleanup and find personal belongings this weekend.

Richard Norman, the disaster response coordinator for the Oklahoma United Methodist Conference, reported that volunteers are seeing "a lot of emotional damage" particularly around Moore. Tornadoes in 2013 nearly flattened that town.

United Methodist volunteers began distributing clean up buckets in Moore shortly after the storms struck Wednesday night.

More than 25 people were injured in the storms and a resident of a Sand Springs mobile park, severely damaged in the storms, was killed. The American Red Cross has been operating a shelter for survivors in Sapulpa, OK.

The Salvation Army deployed a mobile canteen near Sand Springs and in Moore. Serve Moore, a local interfaith disaster response organization that has been coordinating response to the 2013 tornadoes, said it was standing ready to assist survivors as needed.

More than 1,100 buildings were damaged in the storms, according to the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management.


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