LatinaLista — May 20, 2013 is a new milestone in the state of Oklahoma’s long history as the heart of tornado alley.
According to the latest reports about the tornado and its victims, the twister is classified as an EF4 or higher and lasted 40 minutes on the ground. The Oklahoma Medical Examiner officially reports 24 dead from the twister, though various news outlets have been reporting higher death totals and the expectation is that it will go higher. And overnight more than 100 people had been pulled from the rubble alive.
Needless to say, the extent of help needed for the affected people is enormous. Several organizations and the local newspaper have created special donation campaigns to help the people of Moore, Oklahoma.
For the latest updates on the situation in Oklahoma, follow the local newspaper’s Twitter feed @newsok.
The following are links to the various ways we can help with the disaster relief.
txting REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10, or online at http://redcross.org #ActuallyDoSomethingForOklahoma
Save the Children @SavetheChildren
Txt TWISTER to 20222 to donate $10 to Save the Children to help us respond to tornado in Oklahoma & other US disasters. Std rates apply.