As residents in Oklahoma pick up the pieces of their lives, there are many agencies and organizations providing disaster relief. KGOU has compiled a list of resources to aid in the recovery.
Update 845pm, May 23, 2013
OKStrong reports that Oklahoma residents seeking non-emergency disaster or health and human service information, should contact the local 2-1-1. Services are available 24 hours a day by dialing 2-1-1 from home or cellular telephones. Only call 911 for emergencies.
Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak announced the opening of the Consumer Assistance Command Center to assist tornado victims. The Command Center is located at 301 NE 27th St. in Moore. All major insurance companies are on location with mobile response units to help victims of the tornado with insurance claims.
The Oklahoma Insurance Department is working closely with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) to provide support to anyone who calls our toll-free Consumer Assistance hotline – 1-800-522-0071.
Investigators with the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office are charged with investigating instances of price gouging. Anyone who believes they have experienced the illegal practice of price gouging is encouraged to contact the Attorney General’s office.
Similarly, those who encounter what they suspect is charity fraud during this time of recovery and relief are also encouraged to call. The number is 405-521-2029.
Below are the locations where Red Cross food, supplies and assistance are available. In these locations, people can find a safe refuge, food and snacks, emotional support, health care services and information about what other help is available.
Stunning visual images have emerged that show a side-by-side comparison of the areas of Moore hardest hit by Monday’s tornado. Follow this link to see an interactive spatial scrawl.
“I've flown over that corridor dozens of times and shoot Southeast 19th Street and Interstate 35 regularly as it's a prime development location,” says photographer Jamin Yeager with Aerial Oklahoma. On Tuesday, he says “we waited for the weather to clear and got airborne by 3:45.”
The pictures show the hardest hit areas between SW 4th and 19th Streets just west of I-35. The entire neighborhood behind the Warren Theatre was flattened, and there’s a noticeable brown tint caused by mud and debris along the tornado’s path.