Oklahoma Tornado Brings Tragedy and Chaos
"I am speechless as to how this happened, why it happened," she said. "How do we explain it to the kids?"
Fear, pain, confusion, and disbelief are only a few of the crumbling emotions sweeping over the Oklahoma citizens affected by the massive tornado on Monday. It was within 16 minutes of the first tornado warning that this monster storm destroyed everything at its path. In a matter of minutes there was nothing but flattened homes and schools, devastation, injured people and unfortunately a death toll that keeps rising as the rescue workers do their best to pull survivors out of the rubble.
News on the Oklahoma tornado has been ongoing all day as new tolls of the injured and deaths keep rising. There are also new developments in regards to the amount of people who have lost it all and are living in shelters with no place to go. Unfortunately, one of the biggest hits was taken by Plaza Towers Elementary School. Although most children survived the catastrophe unhurt, seven others lost their lives. The school was complete flatted to the ground. There have been extra efforts targeting the collapse of this school, as they believe there could be children still trapped under the debris.
"They literally were lifting walls up and kids were coming out," Oklahoma State Police Sergeant Jeremy Lewis said. "They pulled kids out from under cinder blocks without a scratch on them."
The Oklahoma tornado registered to be 2 miles wide and measured preliminary ranking of EF4 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale and it came into Moore with such a demolishing strength like none of the citizens had ever experienced before. The weather after the tornado has not helped in the rescue efforts, as there have been many thunderstorms and lightning making it very dangerous. Firefighters from around the country have been pulled into the rescue operations as President Obama declared the state of Oklahoma as a major disaster area.
"The people of Moore should know that their country will remain on the ground, there for them, beside them, as long as it takes," Obama said at the White House.
The Mayor of Moore, Glenn Lewis, compared the town to a debris field and showed great concern over the fact that their hospital suffered great damage to the point where he believed it was "pretty much destroyed".
Since the tornado struck many charitable organizations have been activated and have been carrying out fundraisers to get all the medical supplies, food, water, warm clothing, and other things that men, women and children affected by this tragedy need. If you are interested in donating, make sure they are legitimate before placing your donation.
Discount Medical Supplies would like to express our condolences to those who lost loved ones in this terrible tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Oklahoma.
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