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American Red Cross’s Bill Curnow Discusses Relief Efforts After Moore, Oklahoma Tornado [AUDIO]

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On Monday’s edition of Lubbock’s First News, Bill Curnow from the Red Cross talked with Tom Collins and Laura Mac about last night’s devastating tornado in Moore, Oklahoma.

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After a massive tornado ripped through the city of Moore, Oklahoma on Monday, first responders, search and rescue teams and organizations like the Red Cross were on the scene to assist and help search for survivors. Curnow said the damage done by this tornado was “absolutely unimaginable,” and may even be worse than the May 3rd, 1999 tornado that devastated the same area over 10 years ago.

Right now, the city of Moore is essentially in lockdown, and officials are warning people to stay away from the area. Curnow said it’s understandable that people want to rush out and try to help as best they can, but the area is extremely unsafe and any extra people, aside form the first responders, would just be getting in the way.

He suggested that if people truly want to help, they need to coordinate with other churches and relief organizations and come up with a plan. He added that there will be a need in that area for help for a long time, so there’s plenty of time to slow down and think of how best to help these people.

For more information on the American Red Cross and how you can help with relief efforts, visit their website at redcross.org.

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