Several disaster relief groups are on their way to Oklahoma to help victims who were displaced after a monstrous tornado barreled through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday.
As the sun rose over the shattered community of Moore, Oklahoma, the state medical examiner’s office cut the estimated death toll by more than half, saying at least 24 people were killed, including at least seven children.
Workers based in Connecticut are on the ground working to provide relief from the damage of Hurricane Isaac.
Hurricane Isaac sidestepped New Orleans on Wednesday, sending the worst of its howling wind and heavy rain into a cluster of rural fishing villages that had few defenses against the slow-moving storm that could bring days of unending rain.
Emergency relief workers from AmeriCares are on the ground in Joplin, Missouri, which was devastated by an EF-5 tornado on Sunday.
While still providing aid to dozens of countries overseas, AmeriCares has been sending relief to flood and tornado stricken states in the south and Midwest.
AmeriCares president Curt Welling told reporters that the third delivery of medical and hygiene supplies is now on it’s way from Toyko to Sendai.
An Ivy League-trained physician who became a health care investment analyst surrendered Wednesday on charges that accuse him of evading $30 million in losses.
AmeriCares, which is based in Stamford, was one of the first on the ground in Japan
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