Oklahoma Tornado Response
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Three days into relief efforts, many aid workers and volunteers were evacuated today from the destruction zone as heavy rains and threats of flash floods circulated. Not only has this delayed the relief efforts, but it has also put the remaining items families were trying to salvage from the over 12,000 destroyed homes in jeopardy. The National Weather Service has issued a warning for heavy winds, thunderstorms, and large hail through tonight.Read More
Immediately after hearing of the devastating tornado in Moore, Oklahoma, Nazarenes began preparing a response plan. General Superintendent Stan A. Toler and an NCM team flew to the site on Tuesday morning to survey the damage. Click on the video below to see the Oklahoma footage.Read More
Several tornadoes touched down in Oklahoma, Kansas, and Iowa on Sunday and Monday. The most severely affected town is Moore, Oklahoma, a suburb of Oklahoma City.
The tornado struck Monday afternoon. The National Weather Service found some areas that indicate the tornado was an EF-5. At least 24 people are dead and more than a hundred are injured as of Tuesday afternoon. In addition, the tornado left a trail of damage 1.3 miles wide and 17 miles long.Read More