Tornado rips through Oklahoma City area
21 May 2013
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.
Tornado Hits Oklahoma, Your Help Is Needed
20 May 2013
Tornadoes touched down in Oklahoma, Kansas, and Iowa on Sunday and Monday doing the most damage as they ripped through the Oklahoma cities of Shawnee and Moore, suburbs of Oklahoma City. A continued tornado warning is being issued for much of the Midwest.
The tornado that tore through Shawnee destroyed a mobile home park and left two elderly men dead and an estimated 29 injured. The death and destruction of Monday’s two-mile wide tornado that beat a path through Moore remains to be seen though news reports suggest that as many as 24 children have lost their lives at a Moore Oklahoma elementary school. It is estimated that 171,000 people lived within the path of the storm. Aerial footage shows homes in rubble and cars overturned. Early reports confirm that two elementary schools have been severely damaged.
World Malaria Day
25 April 2013
In emergencies in Mozambique, mosquito netting tops the list of essential supplies needed for immediate relief.
Along with water purification solution, hygiene kits, maize flour, and clothing, Nazarene Compassionate Ministries recently distributed 1,000 insecticide-treated mosquito nets in the country’s southern districts, where heavy December and February rainfall caused severe flooding, forcing more than 170,000 people from their homes.
Malaria, spread by mosquitoes, is endemic throughout Mozambique and remains the nation’s major health concern and cause of death. In some areas of the country, 90 percent of children under the age of 5 are infected with malaria parasites. And while the risk of contracting malaria is year-round, it increases in the rainy season between December and April, when flooding displaces families, leaving them without the protection of shelter.