Praying for Oklahoma

05.21.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A devastating, two-mile-wide tornado touched down in Moore, Oklahoma Monday, ten miles south of Oklahoma City. The death toll is still climbing, but as of Tuesday morning, it was at 24, with 145 people were injured. At least another 40 are believed to be buried in rubble. The twister touched down just before 3 p.m., and stayed on the ground for a full 45 minutes. The damage path was 30 miles long. The tornado made a direct hit on a hospital, two elementary schools, a movie theatre, a bank, a bowling alley, a post office, and dozens of stores and homes. The preliminary rating of damage created by the tornado is at least EF4, meaning it had winds between 166 and 200 mph, according to the National Weather Service.

Get up-to-the-minute news updates from television station KFOR, based in Oklahoma City.

Our own Bob Price spoke with Steuben County Deputy Director of Emergency Services for Tim Marshall. He asked why kids were kept in schools if they had warning to go home, why more homes don't have protections against strong storms in tornado alley, and how to protect yourself in a tornado.

The morning show team, Steve, Rachelle and Randy, interviewed the Christian group Convoy of Hope. They are providing long-term relief to Moore. Listen to the full interview.

See photos from the storm.

If you would like to help, there are a number of faith-based groups aiding the injured and homeless. Here are two of them:

You can also donate to the American Red Cross

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on 05.21.13 Unknown commented

It would be awful if you lived in Morre right now. I hope that everthing is being done for the people who lost family members.

on 05.21.13 Jane commented

I sure will being praying for the victims of the Tornado.

on 05.21.13 Trish commented

Samaritan's Purse is also there, and a church from FL, Northland, I think. God's people responding. . .Praise His Name.

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