Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Oklahoma Tornado

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It's all over the news. Moore, Oklahoma was hit by a tornado both on Sunday and on Monday. The one on Monday was the biggest one that we've seen in a very long time. It was 2 miles wide and had winds of 200+ mph. I'm not sure if it has been categorized as an EF5 or an F5 as of yet. I do know that there are many casualties with adults, children, and animals affected. So many people lost their homes. One of the schools was destroyed, trapping some children and faculty inside, and the medical center had some damage as well.
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One of my good friends experienced this tornado first hand. Her neighborhood was destroyed on one side of the street and the houses on the other side, including hers, suffered only minor damages. They weren't able to make it to the shelter in time, but they all made it out safely. Her mother is one of the teachers at that school though, and she had gone missing for a short time before they found her. I'm so happy they are all ok.

The power has been turned back on in her area. They are still searching for victims and cleaning up the debris, but hopefully the worst is over.

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If anyone would like to help or donate to support the relief efforts, this link will show you how to do it:

Help Tornado Victims

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