Yesterday (05/20/2013), a terrible tornado struck the town of Moore, Oklahoma (just south of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma). The death toll as of right now is about 24, 9 are children. An neighborhood is destroyed and those who are alive are gathering whatever is left of their belongings from their homes.
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The tornado that touchdown was an EF-5, winds up to 200 MPH. As you can see an image above of the actual tornado hitting Moore, Oklahoma. The chart below shows the old "F" scale to compare to the new "EF" scale of how bad this tornado was.
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Though I've only lived 3 year there, I still call this my 'second home'. I know many of you see this on TV and act like 'glad I'm not there'. I know the feeling of going through not one but 3 tornados within the years I was there for college. It's something I'll never forget and the experience it something of itself.
My heartaches for the lives lost and those of who made it out alive but their homes are gone. I ask for those to keep your thoughts for the people there and prayers. Even if you want to donate can help out the people there. I know the people there will 'thank you' for whatever support you do.
:: Donations ::
You can support by sending your donations to the "American Red Cross" for the Oklahoma City Shelter. All proceeds will be going to those in Moore, Oklahoma.
Click here to send any mount that you can.
Or you may also text the word AID, followed by a space and the amount to 28950.
Example: AID 25 28950