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In light of the EF-5 Tornado that impacted the towns of Moore, Newcastle, and southern portions of Oklahoma City, the Yale-Tulane ESF #8 Planning and Response Program has produced this special ...

In light of the EF-5 Tornado that impacted the towns of Moore, Newcastle, and southern portions of Oklahoma City, the Yale-Tulane ESF #8 Planning and Response Program has produced this special report.

The group that produced this summary and analysis of the current are graduate students from Yale and Tulane Universities as well as alumni.

Joining us with this report are graduate students and alumni from Boston University’s Healthcare Emergency Management Program.

It was compiled entirely from open source materials. Please feel free to forward the report to anyone who might be interested.

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Yale -Tulane ESF 8 Special Report - 19-20 May - Oklahoma Tornadoes - As of 30 May 2013 Yale -Tulane ESF 8 Special Report - 19-20 May - Oklahoma Tornadoes - As of 30 May 2013 Presentation Transcript

  • SITUATIONYALE - TULANE ESF-8 SPECIAL REPORTOKLAHOMA – TORNADOES 19-20 MAYFEDERAL GOVERNMENTFEMATWITTER | FACEBOOK | YOUTUBE | BLOGHHSPUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY – ASPRTWITTER | FACEBOOKCDCTWITTER | FACEBOOKNATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE, NORMAN OKNOAA NATIONAL SEVERE STORMS LABORATORYEPAU.S. HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD)ORGANIZATIONAMERICAN RED CROSS (CENTRAL AND WESTERN OKLAHOMA REGION)DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS (DAV)OKLAHOMA MEDICAL RESERVES CORPOKLAHOMA VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATIONS ACTIVE IN DISASTER (VOAD)SALVATION ARMY (ARKANSAS AND OKLAHOMA)UNITED WAY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMAOKLAHOMATWITTER | FACEBOOKAS OF 30 May 2013, 1900 HRS EDTINJURED DEAD387 26*MOBILE COMMAND CENTERSAND CHARGING STATIONSFEDERAL RESPONSEHEALTH AND MEDICALOKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENTTWITTER | FACEBOOKOKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETYOKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTHOKLAHOMA VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATIONS ACTIVE IN DISASTERSTATE GOVERNMENTOTHER RESOURCESDIMRC – TORNADOESTHE CITY OF MOORE RECOVERSOKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITYFATALITIESBACKGROUNDVETERINARY SERVICESCURRENT WEATHEROKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTAIONBLOODSHELTERS/MASS CARE/RECOVEY RESOURCESFOOD SAFETYINTERACTIVE SITESFEMA MAPRED CROSS MAPMOORE OK TORNADO – GOOGLE CRISISMAPCROWDSOURCING DAMAGEMost of the storms this evening are expected over south-central Oklahoma, south and east ofLawton, Chickasha, Norman, and Seminole. Isolated stormswill also continue early this evening up near Stillwater andCushing, producing hail and very heavy rain.OKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND FORESTRYOKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSESERVICES (ODMHSAS)OKLAHOMA HOUSING FINANCE AGENCYCITY OF MOORECITY OF NEWCASTLECITY OF OKLAHOMA CITYCITY OF SHAWNEELOCAL GOVERNMENT*Two fatalities are attributed to Sunday’sstorms in the Shawnee and Carney areas.VOLUNTEERS/DONATIONS
  • BACKGROUNDMAY 19 – 20 TORNADOES - OKLAHOMABetween 19-20 May 2013, 10 tornadoestouched down in Oklahoma, the mostcatastrophic one being the EF-5 that hitNewcastle – Moore.
  • BACKGROUND – MOORE, OKWHERE: MOORE OKLAHOMA AND SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES• START LOCATION: Newcastle/Grady County, OK• END LOCATION : Moore OK/Cleveland County, OKWHEN: 20 MAY 2013• START TIME: 2:45 PM CDT• END TIME: 3:35 PM CDTWHAT: On Monday, 20 May 2013, beginning at 2:45 PM CDT for approximately50 minutes, an EF-5 Tornado impacted the towns of Moore, Newcastle, andsouthern portions of Oklahoma City, causing widespread destruction.• RATING: EF-5• PEAK WINDS: 200-210 MPH• PATH LENGTH: 17 Miles• PATH WIDTH: 1.3 Miles• DURATION: Approximately 50 minutes on the groundINJURED: 387 people were injured. The injuries include 148 individuals whosustained cuts or pierces, 85 individuals who were struck by objects, and fourindividuals who were struck by vehicles and/or other large objects.DEAD: 24 people were killed by the storm. Ten of the fatalities were children.DECLARATIONS:• Governor Mary Fallin declared a state of emergency for Oklahoma• On 20 May 2013, President Obama issued a major disaster declaration for theState of Oklahoma, and offered federal aid to those impacted in the followingcounties: Cleveland, Lincoln, McClain, Oklahoma, and Pottawatomie, withfunding for hazard mitigation measures available statewide.Path of deadly EF-5 tornadoes (SOURCE: NWS)Search and rescue efforts in Moore, Oklahoma City, Shawnee and Carneyare complete. Recovery operations are ongoing. All missing persons havebeen accounted for at this time.
  • MOORE, OK – BEFORE AND AFTERSOURCE: GOOGLE CRISIS MAP
  • The risk of severe weather will persist through the Friday night as another upper level wave swings through the plains. Thebest chances for severe weather will be across central into northeastern Oklahoma as a cold front slowly sinks southwardalong the KS/OK border and a dry line pushes eastward to just west of the OKC metro. SOURCE:NWS – Norman OK
  • Heavy rainfall will be possible Friday night through Saturdaymorning. Some localized flash flooding may accompany thisrainfall. SOURCE::NWS – Norman OK
  • SITUATIONDAMAGES:• Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) and theFederal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have compiled thedamage assessment data for storms that took place May 19-20.• According to preliminary aerial assessments, the storm impacted 3937homes, businesses and non-residential buildings inCleveland, Lincoln, McClain, Oklahoma and Pottawatomie counties. Ofthose, 1248 were destroyed, 452 sustained major damage, and 640sustained minor damage.DEBRIS• Authorities have started clearing debris from roadways and public rightsof way.• Oklahoma Department of Transportation, Oklahoma Turnpike Authorityand state Department of Agriculture continue to assist with debrisremoval efforts.• FEMA will pay 85 percent of debris removal costs for the first 30 days.• FEMA will pay smaller percentages of debris removal costs after 30 days.• DEQ is working with cities and counties to help develop and implementdebris disposal plans.• The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources ConservationService has started efforts to clear widespread timber and brush debris inrural areas that is impairing water channels, potentially affectingroadways, bridges and culverts.SOUCRE:OKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SITUATION UPDATE 6OKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SITUATION UPDATE 7FEMA DAILY OPERATIOSN BRIEF 30 MAY 2013OEM, FEMA Release Storm Damage Assessment TotalsPOWER (AS OF 30 MAY 5:30 PM CDT): 1,020• MOORE: 704• OKC – NORTH 316WATER: City Of Moore Assures Residents Water is Safe - More info athttp://www.cityofmoore.com/city-moore-assures-residents-water-safeOPERATIONS HAVE TRANSITIONED FROM RESPONSE TO RECOVERYSearch and rescue efforts in Moore, Oklahoma City, Shawnee and Carney arecomplete. Recovery operations are ongoing. All missing persons have beenaccounted for at this time.PRIORITIES: HOUSING/ DEBRIS REMOVALSCHOOLS: Classes at Moore Public Schools have been canceledfor the remainder of the school year. Graduations will continueas plannedCITY OF MOORE - CALL CENTER TO COORDINATE EFFORTS FORVOLUNTEER AND RESOURCE DONATIONSThe call center is the central hub hotline for those looking to donatetime, non-perishable food items, or monetary contributions.If interested in volunteering or donating resources, call 1-866-484-3500, visit www.ServeMoore.com or visit moore.recovers.org.The phone lines are open from 8am – 8pm daily.Before heading out to volunteer, call the ServeMoore.comCall Center at 1-866-484-3500 for instructions on where youcan go and how you can help.
  • SITUATIONSITUATIONFOOD SAFETY:• The Cleveland County Health Department reports numerous food vendorshave set up in the Moore area to offer free food or food for purchase forresidents, volunteers and officials working the areas ofdevastation, however, they are finding multiple food safety hazards.• A check of several vendors found no handwash, water, screening, overhead protection, or basic food safetyrequirements.• Health Official are asking vendors to check with the Norman branch of theCleveland County Health Department at 250 12th Ave N.E. inNorman, phone 321-4048, for the process necessary to assure they canproceed with their operationsPETS AND LIVESTOCK• Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry is workingcollaboratively with USDA-APHIS Veterinary Services to continue toprovide support for pet and livestock owners affected by the storm• ODAFF established a pet triage center at the Home Depot inMoore.OKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SITUATION UPDATE 6OKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SITUATION UPDATE 7LEGISLATION:The Oklahoma Legislature passed a bill transferring $45 million fromthe state’s Rainy Day Fund to the Emergency Fund. The funds will beadministered by the Oklahoma Office of Emergency Management andused to reimburse local governments for relief efforts related to naturaldisasters, including the May 19 and May 20 tornadoes.Money from the fund will match 12.5 percent of federal dollars spent toreimburse counties, cities, and towns for infrastructure damages thatoccur under a presidential disaster declarationSHELTERS: 6 shelters open with 310 occupants (as of 7:00 amEDT, May 30)• Moore Community Center, 301 S Howard Ave, Moore• St. Andrews UMC, 2727 SW 119th Ave, OKC• St. Gregorys University, 1900 W. MacArthurSt., Shawnee, OK 74804,Phone: (405) 878-5100• Carney Oklahoma Senior Center, 301 E. Maple, Carney, OK74832; (405) 865-2678• Shawnee High School Athletic Center, 1001 N. KennedyAve., Shawnee, OK 74801• Walker Center Dorm , 400 Asp, NormanGOVERNOR FALLIN APPLAUDS LEGISLATURE FOR PASSING EMERGENCY RELIEF MEASUREDEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE ADDRESSESNEEDS IN WAKE OF TORNADOEVEN IN A NATURAL DISASTER, FOOD SAFETY MUST BE ASSUREDSOURCES:FEMA DAILY OPERATIOSN BRIEF 30 MAY 2013
  • HEALTH AND MEDICALIndividuals who want to volunteer to help with disaster reliefshould register on the Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corps (OKMRC)website at www.okmrc.org.OKMRC is designed to bring together different healthcare-relatedorganizations and members of the community, includingphysicians, nurses, public health workers, and other medicalprofessionals. In addition, volunteers without a background inmedical training are needed.MERCY MOBILE CLINIC is providing tetanus shots and treating minor injuries. Thehospital is providing medications people may have lost in the tornado, such asinsulin, inhalers and blood pressure medications. Location: S.W. 134thSt., between Santa Fe and Western avenues, Oklahoma City, OKOKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SITUATION UPDATE 6OKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SITUATION UPDATE 7LICENSED MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS SOUGHT FOR DISASTER RELIEF TRAININGSOURCES:OKLAHOMA MEDICAL RESERVE CORPS:Local health departments are coordinating efforts with the Oklahoma MedicalReserve Corps (OKMRC) to supplement staffing for various efforts. Over 1,000new volunteers have signed up with the OKMRC since Monday.Licensed mental health professionals, certifiedcase managers or certified recovery supportspecialists who would like to assist victimsshould call (405) 522-3908.Training will be held Friday 31 May 2013 at 9am and again at 1 PM. All of these trainingswill be held at the ODMHSAS administrativeoffices (1200 N.E. 13th St., Oklahoma City).Be sure to bring identity verification, includingcertification and license number.Credentials will be verified.To be admitted into the disasterzone, volunteers must have received trainingand hold a valid identification badge, whichwill be issued by the department.The training will include a refresher onpsychological first aid, special responseprotocols, and an overview of the plannedmental health response.As volunteers are working inshifts, participants also will need to provideavailable dates and times for deployment.MENTAL HEALTH• The Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance AbuseServices (ODMHSAS) has established an emergency response centerwithin the tornado disaster zone in Moore at the Cleveland CountyHealth Department, 424 S Eastern Ave. in Moore and provides walk-inservices• ODMHSAS is also offering services through the Disaster DistressHelpline, 1 (800) 985-5990. The helpline can provide immediatecounseling to anyone who needs help dealing emotionally with theaftermath of the storms.• ODMHSAS is also coordinating volunteer efforts and providingmandatory training for behavioral health professionals wishing toassist with services for those in need.
  • MEDICAL SERVICESCANCER TRETAMENTAmerican Cancer Society is helping connect patients andservices, get patients to and from appointments, assisting withlodging for those displaced, and offering information about localrelief efforts that can assist with day to day needs.Phone: 1-800-227-2345DIALYSISFresenius Medical Care has a Hotline for people on dialysis, but arewithout power. Phone: 1-800-626-1297EQUIPMENTJD McCarty Center, Durable Medical Equipment and OklahomaHealthcare Authority are partnering with other medical industrycompanies to repair and replace damaged or missing medicalequipment, such as wheelchairsPhone: (405) 307-2800 and ask for DME triageLOSS/CLAIMS• Blue Cross Blue Shield - If you carry BCBS insurance and lost anymedications or medical equipment, BCBS will replace the lostmedications or equipment free of chargePhone: 1-800-580-6202• HealthChoice: Will review if you have issues related to eligibilityor problems with health, dental, and life claims or benefitsPhone (Member Services): (405) 717-8780 or 1-800-752-9475Phone (Express Scripts): 1-800-753-2851HEARINGEconomy Hearing Aid Centers and Starkey Hearing FoundationAre Offering free assistance to those who may have suffered hearingloss or lost their hearing aids during the storms. The Starkey HearingFoundation will provide hearing aids for storm victims; EconomyHearing will make sure they are serviced and cared for, free ofcharge.Phone (Starkey Hearing Foundation at ): 1-866-354-3254E-mail (Starkey Hearing Foundation at):info@starkeyfoundation.orgFREE EYE EXAMS• Dr. Kenneth Guthrie, 13421 N Pennsylvania Ave., is offering freeeye exams for victims who lost glasses or contacts or had eyeinjuries. For information, call 753-9006.• Eyemart Express is making and donating free glasses.• Vision Source will host an eye care clinic from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. onFriday 31 MAY 2013 at Graceway Baptist Church, 1100 SW 104.Glasses and contacts will be available at no charge to victims of thetornado. Victims should bring their badges that show theyretornado victims. Volunteers are organizing a variety of eye-relatedservices for the event.
  • BLOODOKLAHOMA BLOOD INSTITUTEDonors to the Oklahoma Blood Institute provide the blood needed bypatients in all metro-Oklahoma City hospitals and 140 others across thestate.Presently, the states blood supply is adequate to meet the needs ofpatients in all hospitals caring for victims of the Moore tornado.Since there is no substitute for blood, the supply constantly needs to bereplenished. Anyone 16 years or older and in good health can generallydonate blood.Those with O-negative and Rh-negative blood types are most needed.Locations of donor centers and mobile blood drives can be found atwww.obi.org.SOURCE:OK Blood InstituteThe Oklahoma Blood Institute is asking people to make an appointmentafter June 24 to donate. In turn, they will make a $10 donation in yourname to the disaster relief fund.MOBILE BLOOD DRIVES• 05/31/2013 Whites Ace Building Center - 603 EastIndependence, Shawnee, OK 74804• 06/01/2013 Forest Baptist Church - 970972 S. 3430Road, Chandler, OK 74834• 06/01/2013 Wal*Mart Store #392 - 1349 East Eagle RoadWeatherford, OK 73096• 06/02/2013 Bible Baptist Church - 226 S. 29th StreetChickasha, OK 73018• 06/03/2013 - Wal*Mart Supercenter Tri-City -3300 N. Tri-City DriveNewcastle, OK 73065• 06/04/2013 Oklahoma Department of Human Services GradyCounty - 1707 Frisco Chickasha, OK 73018• 06/05/2013 Northrop Grumman - 6401 S. Air Depot Blvd.Oklahoma City, OK 73135• 06/06/2013 Corporate Tower - 101 N. Robinson, OklahomaCity, OK 73102• 06/07/2013 St. Anthony Physicians Shawnee - 2801 N. SaratogaShawnee, OK 74804• 06/07/2013 Asbury Medical Supply - 3401 N. May, OklahomaCity, OK 73112• 06/07/2013 Mercy Hospital - 3705 W. Memorial Suite 901Oklahoma City, OK 73134SEE HYPERLINK OF THE LOCATION FOR AVAILABLEAPPOINTMENT SLOTS
  • VETERINARY SERVICESThe Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry(ODAFF) is working collaboratively with USDA-APHIS VeterinaryServices to provide support for pets and livestock owners affectedby the storm.FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:Blayne Arthur, 405-401-3718 or blayne.arthur@ag.ok.govAnimal Resource Center, Inc. and Cleveland County Fairgroundshave pet food and supplies that are available to citizens who werein the path of the tornado. If you are eligible and interested in thesupplies, visit the shelters and present your drivers license sovolunteers may confirm your address is in the affected area.LIVE STOCK ISSUES:• ODAFF staff is working to address livestock-related issues.• Environmental field inspectors as well as other ODAFF andUSDA staff are documenting carcass location and disposal forOrr Family Farms and others in need.TRIAGE CENTER• ODAFF established a pet triage center at the Home Depot inMoore. The center is being operated by ODAFF veterinariansand staff as well as volunteer veterinarians.• Animals found in the affected area are brought into the triagecenter where they are documented, given an identifyingnumber, examined by a veterinarian, photographed and thentransported to one of four cooperating local shelters.The photographs of the incoming animals are posted onFacebook to the McClain County Animal Response Team pageand to www.okclostpets.com. Owners are encouraged to visitthe triage center to report their missing pets and to visit theonline pages to determine if their pet has been located.SOUCE: DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE ADDRESSES NEEDS IN WAKE OF TORNADO 23 MAY 2013OKCMETRO AREA LOST AND FOUND PETSFIND PETS LOST IN THE TORNADO HERE, ODAFFMCCLAIN COUNTY ANIMAL RESPONSE TEAM (MCCART)Oklahoma Department ofAgriculture, Food and Forestryemployee Dawn Nestor plots theGPS location of recoveredlivestock. SOURCE:OKMULGEENEWS
  • FEDERAL RESPONSEMOBILE REGISTRATION INTAKE CENTERS4 Mobile Registration Intake Centers (MRIC) are openDISASTER RECOVERS CENTER (8 am to 8 PM Daily)• 203 S. Carney St., Carney, OK 74832• First Baptist Church, 301 N.E. 27th St., Moore, OK 73160• Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center, 1700 W. IndependenceSt., Shawnee, OK 74804PRELIMINARY DAMAGE ASSESSMENT TEAMS: Preliminarydamage assessment teams, comprised of representatives from thestate, FEMA and the Small Business Administration, is completed.ESF and LNO’s• LNOs & ESFs 2,8,9,13 & DOD are demobilizing; activities beingtransferred to JFO• ESFs & LNOs will maintain contact with state counterpartsSEARCH AND RESCUE: US&R teams demobilized on 23 May 2013(TX TF-1, NE TF-1 & TN TF-1) MO TF-1 demobilized (5/22)• 1,708 structures searched to date• Red Incident Support Team (IST) demobilized on 5/24INCIDENT MANAGEMENT ASSISTANCE TEAMS:National IMAT-White is deployed to Oklahoma City to coordinatewith state and local officials in support of recovery operations.Major Disaster Declaration FEMA-4117-DR-OK was approved on 20MAY 2013FCO: Sandy Coachman is the Federal Coordinating Officer forfederal recovery operations in the affected area.MOBILE EMERGENCY RESPONSE SUPPORT: Element from 2Mobile Emergency Response Support Teams are in Oklahoma toprovide self-sustaining telecommunications, logistics, andoperations support elements, to assist in the immediate responseneeds and additional teams are being deployed.MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE VEHICLES8 Mobile Communications Office Vehicles have deployed to OK.SOURCE: FEMA DAILY OPS BRIEFING_- 29 MAY 2013FEMA SAILY OPS BREIFING - 30 MAY 2013JFOFEMA’s Joint Field Office is operational at Crossroads Mall in OklahomaCityFEDERAL STATING AREA :Will Rogers AirportUSACE SME’s is onsite providing technical support for power & debrisremoval
  • FATALITIES FROM MOORE, OKNAME SEX AGE CAUSE OF DEATHTERRI LONG FEMALE 49 multiple blunt force injuriesMEGAN FUTRELL FEMALE 29 blunt force trauma of head and torsoCASE FUTRELL FEMALE 4 MO blunt force trauma of headSHANNON QUICK FEMALE 40 multiple injuriesSYDNEE VARGYAS FEMALE 7 MO blunt force trauma of headKARRINA VARGYAS FEMALE 4 multiple blunt force injuriesJENNY NEELY FEMALE 38 blunt force trauma of chestANTONIA CANDELARIA FEMALE 9 mechanical asphyxiaKYLE DAVIS MALE 8 blunt force traumaJANAE HORNSBY FEMALE 9 asphyxiaSYDNEY ANGLE FEMALE 9 mechanical asphyxiaEMILY CONATZER FEMALE 9 mechanical asphyxiaNICOLAS MCCABE MALE 9 mechanical asphyxiaCHRISTOPHER LEGG MALE 9 mechanical asphyxiaCINDY PLUMLEY FEMALE 45 multiple blunt force traumaDEANNA WARD FEMALE 70 blunt force trauma of torsoRICK JONES MALE 54 Head trauma, blunt forceWILLIAM SASS MALE 63 Multiple blunt force injuriesGINA STROMSKI FEMALE 51 Multiple blunt force traumaTEWAUNAROBINSON FEMALE 45 Multiple blunt force traumaRANDY SMITH MALE 39 Multiple blunt force traumaLESLIE JOHNSON MALE 46 Multiple blunt force traumaHEMANT BHONDE MALE 65 Multiple blunt force traumaRICHARD BROWN MALE 41 Multiple injuriesSOURCES:http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-oklahoma-tornado-list-of-fatalities-20130522,0,5534430.storyhttp://newsok.com/article/3829508NOTE: There were 2additional fatalities that areattributed to Sunday’s stormsin the Shawnee and Carneyareas.
  • RECOMMENDATION FOR FOOD SAFETY:• Protect food from flying debris and insects by using screensin any open food areas.• Thaw frozen food properly prior to cooking, and cool foodrapidly prior to storage.• Cook all food thoroughly, serve at correct temperature, andavoid cross-contamination.• Use clean utensils to handle cooked foods.• Wash your hands, dishes and utensils used for preparingand serving food, with water from a safe source.• The OSDH reminds food handlers to utilize good hygienepractices, wear gloves, and minimize food holding times.FOOD SAFETY• Processes must be in place to ensure that products and servicesdo not inadvertently harm or put at risk the very people who areimpacted by the tornado or those assisting the families or thoseinvolved in clean-up efforts.• One such area of concern is the availability of free food or foodfor sale for residents, responders and relief workers in thestorm-damaged areas.• The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) notes thatwhile the availability of these food options is helpful for workersand residents, it is important to remember that even in a naturaldisaster, food served to the public must be safe.• Foodborne illnesses such as E. coli, salmonella, and hepatitis Acaused by improper food preparation and handling practices canbe serious threats to rescue workers and shelter residents. A fewsimple precautions can ensure everyone’s safety at this criticaltime.• The OSDH recommends food vendors serve items that do notrequire refrigeration and can be eaten withoutheating. Packaged, shelf-stable, ready-to-eat foods are the bestoption when safe refrigeration and cooking are a problem.The OSDH said environmental specialists from local county health departmentsare on site in the storm-damaged areas to ensure food products offered to thepublic are safe.SOURCE: OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (OSDH)
  • SHELTERS/MASS CARE/ RECOVEY RESOURCESMOORESOURCE: SHELTERS AND MASS CARERESOURCES AND RECOVERY TEMPORARY HOUSINGFEMAPhone: 1-800-621-3362Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) - Tornado Relief FundsDetails: Grants, capped at $2,000 per household, may be used for housing relatedexpenses including utility deposits, security deposits, hotel rooms and firstmonth’s rent. There is no income limit attached to the grants. Residents may applyat the Multi-Agency Resource Center.Online information: OHFA websitePhone: (405) 419-8196Oklahoma City Temporary Housing SearchHousing & Ride ShareDISTRIBUTION CENTERSGraceway Baptist Church, 1100 S.W. 104th St., Oklahoma City, OK 73139Phone: (405) 691-1934Journey Church, 3801 Journey Pkwy., Norman, OK 73072Phone: (405) 292-2500Oakcrest Church of Christ, 1111 Southwest 89th St., Oklahoma City, OK 73139Phone: (405) 631-5534Trinity Church of the Nazarene, 7301 S. Walker Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73139Phone: (405) 632-3307Tide Loads of HopeDetails: Mobile laundry program offering free laundry services to those affected byrecent storms and in need of clean clothes. There is a limit of 2 loads perfamily/day.Online: www.tideloadsofhope.comLocation: Walmart, 501 S.W. 19th St., Moore, OKHours: 8 a.m.-6 pOnline: Moore.Recovers.orgFEMA Disaster Recovery CenterLocation: First Baptist Church, 301 N.E. 27th St., Moore, OK 73160Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC)Details: American Red Cross, Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) and partneragenciesLocation: Westmoore High School, 12613 S. Western Ave., Moore, OK 73170Hours: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. dailyDISASTER RELIEF SITECatholic CharitiesServices: Food, water and hygiene items. In addition, professionals are available toprovide case management and assist with recovery planningLocation: All Saints Catholic School, 4001 36th Ave. N.W., Norman, OKHours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m., SundaySHELTERSAmerican Red CrossOnline: Shelter Locator• Moore Community Center, 301 S. Howard Ave., Moore, OK, 73160 ,Phone: (405)793-5091• Saint Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 2727 S.W. 119th St., Oklahoma City, OK73170, Phone: (405) 692-4242
  • SHELTERS/MASS CARE/ RECOVEY RESOURCESLITTLE AXESOURCE: SHELTERS AND MASS CAREMulti-Agency Resource Center (MARC)Details: American Red Cross, FEMA, Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency(OHFA), Catholic Charities and partner agenciesLocation: Little Axe School, 2000 168th Ave. N.E., Norman, OKHours: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. dailyDisaster Relief SiteCatholic CharitiesServices: Food, water and hygiene items. In addition, professionals areavailable to provide case management and assist with recovery planningLocation: All Saints Catholic School, 4001 36th Ave. N.W., Norman, OKHours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m., SundaySHELTERSAmerican Red CrossOnline: Shelter LocatorUniversity of Oklahoma, Walker Tower Center, 1400 AspAve., Norman, OK 73072Phone: (405) 325-2511Absentee Shawnee Tribe Resource Center, 1970 156th Ave.N.E., Norman, OK 73026Phone: (405) 364-7298DISTRIBUTION CENTERSJourney Church, 3801 Journey Pkwy., Norman, OK 73072Phone: (405) 292-2500FOOD/MEALSAbsentee Shawnee Tribe Resource Center (American Red Cross Shelter), 1970156th Ave. N.E., Norman, OK 73026Phone: (405) 364-7298Food and Shelter (Norman)Phone: (405) 366-0200RESOURCES AND RECOVERY TEMPORARY HOUSINGFEMAPhone: 1-800-621-3362Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) - Tornado Relief FundsDetails: Grants, capped at $2,000 per household, may be usedfor housing related expenses including utility deposits, securitydeposits, hotel rooms and first month’s rent. There is no incomelimit attached to the grants. Residents may apply at the Multi-Agency Reso urce Center.Online information: OHFA websitePhone: (405) 419-8196Oklahoma City Temporary Housing SearchHousing & Ride ShareFood and Shelter (Norman)Phone: (405) 366-0200
  • SHELTERS/MASS CARE/ RECOVEY RESOURCESSOURCE: SHELTERS AND MASS CARECARNEYRESOURCES AND RECOVERYFEMA Disaster Recovery CenterLocation: 203 S. Carney St., Carney, OK 74832Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. dailyMulti-Agency Resource Center (MARC)Details: American Red Cross, FEMA, Oklahoma Housing FinanceAgency (OHFA), Catholic Charities and partner agenciesLocation: Carney High School, Room 5-7, 304 S. CarneySt., Carney, OK 74832Hours: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. dailySHELTERSCarney Oklahoma Senior Center, 301 E. Maple, Carney, OK74832; (405) 865-2678TEMPORARY HOUSINGFEMAPhone: 1-800-621-3362Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) - Tornado ReliefFundsDetails: Grants, capped at $2,000 per household, may beused for housing related expenses including utilitydeposits, security deposits, hotel rooms and first month’srent. There is no income limit attached to the grants.Residents may apply at the Multi-Agency Resource Center.Online information: OHFA websitePhone: (405) 419-8196Oklahoma City Temporary Housing SearchHousing & Ride ShareSHAWNEE/BETHEL ACRESRESOURCES AND RECOVERYFEMA DISASTER RECOVERY CENTERLocation: Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center, 1700 W. IndependenceSt., Shawnee, OK 74804Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC)Details: American Red Cross, Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency(OHFA), Catholic Charities and partner agenciesLocation: Gordon Cooper Technology Center (Skylabs and Dining Facility), 1John C. Bruton Blvd., Shawnee, OK 74802Hours: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. dailySHELTERSAmerican Red CrossOnline: Shelter LocatorSt. Gregorys University, 1900 W. MacArthur St., Shawnee, OK74804Phone: (405) 878-5100Shawnee High School Athletic Center, 1001 N. KennedyAve., Shawnee, OK 74801Oklahoma Baptist University, 500 W. University St., Shawnee, OK 74804Phone: (405) 308-7336TEMPORARY HOUSINGFEMAPhone: 1-800-621-3362Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) - Tornado Relief FundsDetails: Grants, capped at $2,000 per household, may be used forhousing related expenses including utility deposits, securitydeposits, hotel rooms and first month’s rent. There is no incomelimit attached to the grants. Residents may apply at the Multi-Agency Resource Center.Online information: OHFA websitePhone: (405) 419-8196Oklahoma City Temporary Housing SearchHousing & Ride Share
  • SHELTERS/MASS CARE/ RECOVEY RESOURCESSOURCE: SHELTERS AND MASS CARENEWCASTLESHELTERSNewcastle Storm Shelter, 851 N. Carr Dr., Newcastle, OK 73065Phone: (405) 387-4594TEMPORARY HOUSINGFEMAPhone: 1-800-621-3362Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) - Tornado Relief FundsDetails: Grants, capped at $2,000 per household, may be used forhousing related expenses including utility deposits, securitydeposits, hotel rooms and first month’s rent. There is no incomelimit attached to the grants. Residents may apply at the Multi-Agency Resource Centers in either Moore or Norman.Online information: OHFA websitePhone: (405) 419-8196Oklahoma City Temporary Housing SearchHousing & Ride ShareFood and Shelter (Norman)Phone: (405) 366-0200Newcastle, Okla., -- Part of the communitys public building complex is a 7,200square foot tornado safe room, built with a FEMA grant. According to EdCraven, McClain County emergency manager, the safe room can provideprotection for up to 900 people. FEMA Photo by Win Henderson
  • MOBILE COMMAND CENTERS AND CHARGING STATIONS(MOORE)SOURCE: MOBILE COMMAND CENTERS AND CHARGING STATIONSMOOREAmerican Red Cross of Central and Western Oklahoma andDell - Residents can connect with family and friends via e-mail andSkype, manage banking and insurance needs, and accessavailable crisis resources. The centers are being provided by Dellas a community service project and will be staffed by Dell teammembers.Location: Westmoore High School, 12613 S. WesternAve., Oklahoma City, OK 73170AT&T Charging StationsAT&T Store, 2670 S. Service Rd., MooreHours: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. SundayAT&T Mobile Sales Store, 301 S. Howard Ave. (MooreCommunity Center)Hours: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. dailyBest Buy, 2700 S. Service Rd., MooreHours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m.SundayTarget, 770 S.W. 19th St., MooreHours: 8 a.m.-9 p.m. dailyWal-Mart, 501 S.W. 19th St., MooreHours: 8 a.m.-11 p.m. dailyWal-Mart Neighborhood Market, 640 S.E. 4th St., MooreHours: 8 a.m.-11 p.m. dailyWestmoore High School, 12613 S. Western Ave., MooreNote: There are 2 stations at this locationVerizon Wireless Charging Stations - Stations are equipped withemergency phones, Internet access, laptop computers andcharging capabilityRed Cross Shelter, 201 S. Howard Ave., MooreThe Home Depot parking lot, 650 S.W. 19th St., MooreMobile Support Services for Residents of MooreAT&T Support• AT&T provides multiple WiFi hotspots at publiclocations – free service for AT&T customers. LocateWiFi hotspots with AT&Ts WiFi hotspot locator• AT&T is waiving voice, data and text overage chargesthrough June 30 for customers in the affectedareas, and those customers may be eligible forspecial accessory and handset discounts• AT&T wireless customers in the affected area whohave questions about their service, may visit localAT&T stores or call 1-800-331-0500• AT&T is offering free Remote Call Forwarding towireline customers who are displaced from theirhomes. Customers who have questions about U-Verse or home phone service should call 1-800-288-2020Mobile Support UnitLocation: Best Buy, 2700 S. Service Rd., MooreServices: Charging stations, emergencyphones, Internet access, bottled waterVerizon Mobile Support UnitLocation: Wal-Mart parking lot, 501 S.W. 19thSt., MooreServices: Emergency phones, tablets, chargers, Internetaccess
  • MOBILE COMMAND CENTERS AND CHARGING STATIONSSOURCE: MOBILE COMMAND CENTERS AND CHARGING STATIONSAT&T Charging StationLocation: Absentee Shawnee Tribe Resource Center (AmericanRed Cross Shelter), 1970 156th Ave. Norman, OK 73026; (405)292-9770Hours: 24 hours a dayAmerican Red Cross of Central and Western Oklahoma and Dell -Residents can connect with family and friends via e-mail andSkype, manage banking and insurance needs, and access available crisisresources. The centers are being provided by Dell as a community serviceproject and will be staffed by Dell team members.Location: Little Axe Schools, 2000 168th Ave N.E., Norman, OK73026LITTLE AXESHAWNEE/BETHEL ACRESVerizon Wireless Charging Station - Stations are equipped withemergency phones, Internet access, laptop computers and chargingcapabilityLocation: Shawnee High School, 1001 N. KennedyAve., Shawnee
  • ON GOING – NON GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS• Oklahoma Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster continuesto work with its membership to coordinate mass feeding teams,debris clean up and volunteer reception centers.• American Red Cross : ARC disaster teams in Oklahoma have openshelters. The Red Cross and FEMA continue to jointly lead theplanning and coordination of mass care services, as part ofEmergency Support Function 6 (ESF#6), which assists states intheir planning and coordinating of mass care services, specificallysheltering, feeding, distribution of emergency supplies, andfamily reunification services.• Salvation Army teams continue to provide food, hydration, andpastoral care to those affected by these tornados. As of 30 May2013 The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Service hadprovided :‐ 40,146 Meals‐ 56,046 Drinks‐ 43,185 Snacks‐ 18 Mobile Feeding Units (Canteens)‐ Emotional & Spiritual Care to 5,121 individuals‐ 1,052 cleanup kits‐ 1,472 comfort kits‐ 9,079 hours of employee and volunteer service• Team Rubicon, working with the American Red Cross, is providingteams of volunteers to assist local authorities with roadopenings, debris removal, and logistics coordination.CASH IS THE MOST EFFICIENT METHOD OF DONATING – Cash offers voluntaryagencies the most flexibility in obtaining the most-needed resources andpumps money into the local economy to help businesses recover. Remember,unsolicited donated goods such as used clothing, miscellaneous householditems, and mixed or perishable food require helping agencies to redirectvaluable resources away from providing services to sort, package, transport,warehouse, and distribute items that may not meet the needs of disastersurvivors.DONATE THROUGH A TRUSTED ORGANIZATION – At the national level, manyvoluntary, faith and community-based organizations are active in disasters, andare trusted ways to donate to disaster survivors. In addition to the nationalmembers, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, in coordination with the United Way ofCentral Oklahoma, established the OKStrong Disaster Relief Fund to assist withthe long-term medical, emotional and educational needs of disaster survivors.More information is available at OKStrong.OK.gov. For more information onhow do volunteer and donate responsibly, www.fema.gov/howtohelp.agency.SOURCES:In the Aftermath of the Oklahoma Tornadoes, the Support of Volunteers is KeySA 2013 2013 Oklahoma May Tornadoes Fact Sheet 30 May 2013• United Way in coordination with the state of Oklahoma hasestablished the OKStrong Disaster Relief Fund to assist withthe long-term medical, emotional and educational needs ofsurvivors. Donations can be made by calling (405) 236-8441or donating online at www.unitedwayokc.org.
  • ON GOING – FAITH BASED ORGANIZATIONS• Southern Baptist Convention, working with the American RedCross, is providing 2 kitchens to provide meals to disastersurvivors. The kitchens are able to make tens of thousands ofmeals a day if needed.• Samaritans Purse has mobilized teams with equipment tosupport debris cleanup, roof tarping, and chainsaw work.• Mennonite Disaster Service has mobilized Early Response Teamswith equipment to support debris clean up and chainsaw work.• Catholic Charities USA has been working with the localArchdiocese of Oklahoma City to provide support to the dioceseefforts. Catholic Charities USA staff aredeployed to support theassessment and determination of the immediate service deliveryprogram.• Presbyterian Disaster Assistance has a team of National DisasterResponse members in Oklahoma City and is providing emotionaland spiritual care for survivors and first responders.• Adventist Community Services (ACS) are collecting, sorting, anddistributing supplies under the management of ACS DisasterResponse teams.• ICNA Reliefs Disaster Response Services has deployed teams to assistwith disaster clean up. Teams include chainsaw crews to assist toremove downed trees from damaged homes, remove damagedhousehold contents and tree debris, and support roof tarping.• Brethren Disaster Services deployed 2 of the Critical Response ChildCare Teams to provide support to affected families and children. Theywill be partnering with the American Red Cross to provide trained andcertified volunteers to set up child care centers in shelters and disasterassistance centers. The volunteers are specially trained to respond totraumatized children, providing a calm, safe, and reassuring presence.SOURCE: In the Aftermath of the Oklahoma Tornadoes, the Support of Volunteers is Key• Catholic Charities Opens Disaster Relief Site at All Saints CatholicSchool, 4001 36th Ave. N.W., in Norman. The relief site will offerimmediate assistance to anyone affected by the recenttornadoes, including undocumented workers.‐ Among the items offered at the site are food, water and hygiene items.In addition, professionals are available to provide case managementand assist with recovery planning.‐ The All Saints disaster relief site is open every day, including MemorialDay. Hours for the location are: Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m.to 7 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. In addition, CatholicCharities continues its relief efforts as part of the Multi-AgencyResource Center (MARC) at sites in Carney, Little Axe and Shawnee.
  • VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIESALL AREASOklahoma Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (Oklahoma VOAD)Online: www.okvoad.orgUnited Way of Central OklahomaRegister to volunteer onlineCARNEYFirst Baptist Church, 207 N. Carney St, Carney, OK 74832Needs: Help removing trees and cleaning up debrisPhone: (405) 865-2702LITTLE AXEAbsentee Shawnee Tribe Resource Center (American Red Cross Shelter), 1970156th Ave. Norman, OK 73026Details: Volunteers should report to the resource centerPhone: (405) 364-7298MOOREOnline ResourcesMoore.Recovers.orgServeMoore.comImportant Phone NumbersMoore Volunteer Hotline1-866-484-3500Serve Moore Volunteer HeadquartersLocation: 200 S. Howard Ave, Moore, OKOklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services(ODMHSAS) Emergency Response CenterDetails: Seeking licensed mental health professional, a certified casemanager, or a certified recovery support specialists. Provide yourname, certification or license number, e-mail and a cell phone number andyou will be contacted by a representative of the agency’s disaster responseteam. Credentials will be verified.Phone: (405) 522-3908NEWCASTLENewcastle Storm Shelter, 851 Carr Dr., Newcastle, OK 73065Details: Volunteers should report if interested in assisting in clean-upeffortsSHAWNEE/BETHEL ACRESAmerican Red Cross Volunteer Application CenterLocation: 232 N. Broadway Ave., Shawnee OK 74801Blue tarps being nailed over shattered roofs to secure homesin Moore, OK by at Team Rubicon memberSOURCE: OK STRONG - VOLUNTEER OPPOTUNITIES
  • DONATION OPPORTUNITIESCARNEYDONATION STATIONSSubmit donations online: http://go.usa.gov/bYvBENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT INC., 5200 N.E. State Highway33, GuthrieNEEDS: work gloves, shovels, rakes, Gatorade and contractortrash bagsLITTLE AXEDONATION STATIONSSubmit donations online: http://go.usa.gov/bYvBABSENTEE SHAWNEE RESOURCE CENTER, 1970 158th Ave. N.E., LittleAxeNEEDS: Tents, blankets, sleeping bags, air mattresses, coolers, gift cards to thelocal stores or Country Boy or Visa gift cards, shovels and rakesMOOREDONATION STATIONSSubmit donations online: Moore.Recovers.orgGo to Moore.Recovers.org, select the ‘Sign In’ button at thetop, and loginNeeds: Fence posts, horse fencing (no barbs), strong magnets topick up metal pieces in fields or metal detectors to find metalpieces that need to be picked up. Need volunteers who canbuild the fencesPhone: 1-866-484-3500DESTINY CHRISTIAN CENTER, 3801 S.E. 29th St., Oklahoma City, OK73115FEED THE CHILDREN – Feed The Children is coordinating with otherorganizations and with authorities to deliver disaster supplies as requestsfor aid are received.NEEDS: Diapers, canned goods, non-perishable food and snackitems, water and sports drinks.Locations• Faith Tabernacle Church, I-40 andPortland, Oklahoma City• Feed the Children McCormick DistributionCenter, 29 N. McCormick Ave., Oklahoma City• First Baptist Church, 1201 N. RobinsonAve., Oklahoma City• KOCO-TV, 1300 E. Britton Rd., Oklahoma City• TLC Garden Center, 105 W. MemorialRd., Oklahoma CityNEWCASTLEDONATION STATIONSSubmit donations online: http://go.usa.gov/bYvBSHAWNEE/BETHEL ACRESDONATION STATIONS• Submit donations online: http://go.usa.gov/bYvB• SHAWNEE FAMILY YMCA,700 W. Saratoga, Shawnee, OK• AMERICAN RED CROSS, 232 N. Broadway Ave., Shawnee, OK• SALVATION ARMY, 200 E. 9th St., Shawnee, OKSOURCE: OK STRONG - DONATION OPPOTUNITIES