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Disaster Relief: Oklahoma Tornadoes

May 2013

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Soldier Taps Experience to Aid Tornado Victims

Army 1st Sgt. Michael Treanor of the Oklahoma National Guard's 63rd Civil Support Team is working to aid and comfort the survivors of the May 20 tornado in Moore, Okla. Story

Airman Aids Victim of Oklahoma Tornado Strike

As a community shatters in the wake of a deadly EF-5 tornado, ordinary citizens become heroes as they give selflessly to those directly affected. Many who answer the call to help are volunteers or first responders, but others are reacting to the Moore tornado as citizen soldiers and airmen serving their communities. Story

Oklahoma Airman Experiences Moore Tornado’s Wrath

An Oklahoma Air National Guard airmen is among the residents of Moore, Okla., whose homes were destroyed by a killer tornado. Story

U.S. Northcom Aids Oklahoma Disaster Relief Efforts

U.S. Northern Command is coordinating Department of Defense-provided support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and state and local response activities in response to tornado-devastated areas in Oklahoma. Story

Texas-based Family Takes Steps to Help Victims

Air Force Tech. Sgt. Shane Buss, who's stationed at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, and his family plan to drop off snacks, water, towels and soap to victims of the deadly tornado that struck Moore, Okla. Story

Oklahoma National Guard Soldiers Aid Officials, Responders in Tornado’s Wake

Oklahoma National Guard soldiers are assisting law enforcement officials and other responders in the wake of a deadly tornado that flattened part of Moore, an Oklahoma City suburb, May 20. Story

Obama Pledges All Resources Oklahoma Needs

The American people will stand with their fellow citizens in Oklahoma, President Barack Obama said from the White House. Federal, state and local resources have been mobilized to help those in need. The president has issued a disaster declaration to expedite resources to support the immediate response, “and to offer direct assistance to folks who have suffered loss,” he said. Story

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