Whether it’s a tornado in Oklahoma, a tsunami in Japan, or an earthquake in Haiti, whatever the disaster is, chances are that many of the relief supplies came from a 50,000-square-foot warehouse in Stamford, Connecticut.
In just a few short days, Sandy-ravaged Island Park residents raised thousands of dollars in supplies for Oklahoma tornado victims.
President Barack Obama visited tornado-devastated Moore, Okla. Sunday, consoling people staggered by the loss of life and property and promising that the government will be behind them “every step of the way.”
Upon seeing the heartbreaking devastation play out on his television screen, Tim Occhipinti, a Hoboken councilman, started making calls. Eventually he reached a Wal-Mart in Oklahoma City.
“As I walk around and there’s an mixture of confusion and grief and just so much uncertainty, that’s exactly what we felt six months ago.”
Residents of Moore, Okla., have begun the painful process of picking up the pieces of their lives, after the devastating tornado that ripped through the town on Monday.
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.
Mets pitcher Jeremy Hefner still has family living in Moore. He said he had been in contact with his mother, who told him his cousins and uncles were OK.
A statement by the band reads that “the Little Big Town family has suffered a loss in their immediate family.”
Just in time for Halloween comes a dark and moody new video for Liittle Big Town’s latest single, “Tornado.” Better get to the basement fast.
After a summer packed with “Pontoon” parties, Little Big Town unveils their brand-new album “Tornado.”
The two twisters that touched down Saturday are the latest of about 60 small tornadoes that have hit the area in the past
half-century, the years for which complete data are available.
Tuesday’s twister traveled on the ground in Mount Ephraim for about 120 yards and reached maximum winds of 70 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service.
A state of emergency remains in effect in Elmira as crews continue clearing trees and repairing power lines that were brought down by the EF1 tornado, which has maximum winds up to 110 mph.
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