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SuziKatz says:
MOORE/OKC OKLAHOMA TORNADO 5/20/13
If you’re from the area and are okay, please check in here. My prayers and thoughts go out to all affected by this tornado as well as the one on Sunday.

Hard to believe Oklahoma got hit two days in a row, and this one was so devastating. I was watching TV around 2:30, as it started south of Newcastle. It hadn’t yet formed but was spinning. Then we lost phone, TV and internet at 2:45. I plugged in a small TV/radio but couldn’t get any TV reception, so just sat and listened to the radio.

Finally got the phone back at 9:45PM when my niece called from Indiana. My other niece works at a bank in Moore. They all got into the vault and, when they came out, the bank had been hit.

My neighbor’s wife is a teacher at one of the Moore High Schools. She’s fine but it took her husband 3 hours after it hit before he could get a text message to go through. She’s home now, so I don’t know if they sustained damage but have to assume so as the news now is that 5 schools suffered damage, the worse being two elementary schools, Briarwood and Plaza Towers Elementary Schools.

All are safe from Briarwood but Plaza Towers School and neighborhood took a direct hit. From Plaza Towers School, 7 children are deceased and they are now in the search & recovery mode for 20+ children there who are assumed to be deceased.

My heart aches for the parents who lost their children, but almost even more for those who haven’t received news yet of whether their children are safe or not.

My son and daughter-in-law are both ICU nurses, and are headed up to the Triage Center they have set up to help.

To see and learn more, go to www.msn.com; also, YouTube has multiple videos and updates.
May 21, 2013
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jayjayjay says:
my thoughts are with everyone involved.
May 21, 2013
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stmac says:
My thoughts and prayers to all affected by this tragedy....
May 21, 2013
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Xguern66 says:
This is a terrible disaster - thinking of everyone involved in any way - hope all SBF members are safe.
May 22, 2013
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neeltje says:
Been thinking of it all the time. Has anyone heard of Dawn? I saw on google maps that she lives south of Oklahoma city and I think there to it has hit hard
May 22, 2013
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Algera says:
Praying for everyone affected xx
May 22, 2013
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SuziKatz says:
I heard from Dawn. She's in Stroud so she's okay.
May 22, 2013
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DitzBitz says:
I'm in Tulsa, & thankfully, they all missed us. Betty Boop either lives in Oklahoma or is from Oklahoma, also Poetry in Motion.
May 22, 2013
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Grandma M says:
This was a terrible disaster and my heart goes out to all affected - glad to hear Dawn is OK and that any other ladies who may have been affected in Oklahoma will let us know they are OK too xx
May 22, 2013
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gintercedes4u says:
so horrible! Praying... and was thinking of Dawn so came to check the forum. Glad she and others are ok. thanks for starting the thread.
May 22, 2013
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Betty Boop says:
We are fine live a ways from OKC have a daughter 2 Grandsons and son all in OKC.. Thanks be to God all are safe. One Grandson Troy damage he and his wife weren't at home when it hit lot of damage to the outside but it can be fixed...Has been a very stressful few days around here waiting to hear from them..My heart goes out to all that are going through this...Stuff can be replaced but not family ...
May 23, 2013
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wastar says:
So glad to hear Dawn is ok, have been worrying about her and her family, and all the other families that had to endure this horrible disaster. Glad to hear you and your families are all safe Betty Boop and SuziKatz. I hope Poetry in Motion and her family are ok too. It is so hard to deal with what Mother Nature dishes out sometimes, buildings can be rebuilt, but you can't replace love ones, I feel for everyone involved.
May 23, 2013
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Betty Boop says:
Our little town is doing what Oklahomans do we are loading school buses for Moore and Shawnee with the most needed supplies and taking their way what a blessing to see how people will pull together when there is an emergency...Prayers are still need so don't give up on us....
May 23, 2013
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