Oklahoma News : demonstrates the force of storms-
“The rain has stopped for now here in Moore but so many roads are closed the traffic is absolutely log-jammed.”
One concern for rescue workers is the fact that further tornado warnings remain in place for the region known as Tornado Alley. The National Weather Service (NWS) Storm Prediction Centre in Norman, Oklahoma, is forecasting the development of tornadoes – bringing large hail and damaging winds – in parts of the southern US. Areas likely to be affected include north west Louisiana, south east Oklahoma and north east Texas. well as promising federal help, Mr Obama said relief teams from nearby states would be taking part in the clear-up and that the University of Oklahoma would be providing accommodation for displaced families. they have recovered the bodies of 24 people, several of them children. An earlier announcement put the number at more than 50. But rescue workers have said the death toll could rise as they scour the rubble for survivors. more information on the number of people reportedly found alive. “We believe about 101 people were found alive in cellars and different places throughout the city,” she says. “We hope before the end of today that we’ll have even more positive news come from all of this bad.”
says: There is really no way to know exactly where such a horrible thing will happen days ahead of the time… If you didn’t have anywhere where you could get out of the storm, it was so intense there was no way to survive it.
A glimmer of good news: Medical officials in Oklahoma have revised down the number of bodies recovered from the rubble in Oklahoma – from 51 to 24. But Amy Elliott, chief administrative officer at the Oklahoma City Medical Examiner’s Office, cautions more bodies could yet be recovered from the rubble.The Federal Emergency Management Agency (Fema) has given more details about the financial help it will be providing to those affected by the devastation. It said in a statement the government assistance would include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, as well as loans to cover uninsured property losses.