The Norman Transcript

May 2013 Tornadoes

May 21, 2013

Tornado briefs: Jazz bands plan benefit concert

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NORMAN —

Donations for the long-term needs can be made by calling (405) 236-8441 or donating online at www.unitedwayokc.org.

· Rose State College is announcing that it is taking the following steps to assist those that were devastated by the tornado of May 20th.

 First, the college’s Office of Student Activities will be serving as a "drop off" location for items such as bottled water, canned goods, diapers, sports drinks, and nonperishable food items.  Donated items will be relayed by college personnel to Feed the Children and the Red Cross.  The drop off location is located in the Student Center on the campus mall. (Building 14 on the campus map, located at rose.edu/visitors.)  Once inside the Student Center, the student activities office can be found directly across from the Java Rose Café.

 Secondly, an account has been established for monetary donations that will also be accepted at the Office of Student Activities.  All donations will be provided to the Red Cross, earmarked for Oklahoma Disaster Relief.

 The thoughts and prayers of the entire college community are with those affected.  As needs evolve, the college will continue to seek ways that it can help the communities we serve.

· OG&E has established two walk-up stations in Moore, one at the First Baptist Church of Moore, 301 N.E. 27th, and the other at the Wal-mart Supercenter, 640 S.E. 4th St.

Walk-up stations will be open until 6 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 22. OG&E personnel will be there to answer customer questions and to hand out water and Gatorade.

 Customers can get additional information about OG&E’s storm restoration efforts at oge.com or on the company’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ogepower) and Twitter feed (https://twitter.com/OGandE).

· The Health Department will be in the Moore area with mobile vans giving tetnas shots for those with puncture wounds. With the loss of refridgeration and freezing due to power outages, people are reminded to throw out food if there is any doubt as to its safety.

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