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Area businesses organize drop-off points for Moore donations

May 21, 2013

As the search continues for victims of the Moore, Okla. tornado on May 20, area businesses are reaching out to donors to help survivors.
If you would like to donate, there are several area drop-off points taking financial and material donations.
Poteau locations:
• The Community State Bank of Poteau - 1409 N. Broadway, (918) 647-8101
• Russell Cellular - 2707 N. Broadway, (918) 649-3336
• LeFlore County Extension Office - 103 N. Church St. (Annex Building) (918) 647-8231
• Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center - 105 Wall St. (918) 647-7102
• Salvation Army - 400 Dewey Ave. (918) 647-8780

Crews race to find survivors of Oklahoma twister

May 21, 2013

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — Emergency crews searched the broken remnants of an Oklahoma City suburb Tuesday for survivors of a massive tornado that flattened homes and demolished an elementary school. At least 24 people were killed, including at least nine children, and those numbers were expected to climb.

The state medical examiner's office cut the estimated death toll by more than half but warned that the number was likely to climb again. Gov. Mary Fallin said authorities did not know how many people were still missing, but they vowed to account for every resident.

Storm damages Poteau and surrounding communities

May 21, 2013

Monday evening storms rolled through LeFlore County leaving a path of damage from a southwest section of Poteau ending in the Liberty Community east of Cameron.
According to Michael Davidson, director of LeFlore County Emergency Management, it is unclear if the damage was caused by straight line winds or from a twister. The National Weather Service yet has to arrive to survey damage and declare how the damage occurred, according to Davidson.

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