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Red Cross Workers Respond to Outbreak of Tornadoes

The American Red Cross will provide additional disaster relief for Oklahoma storm victims starting tomorrow at the following location - Crossway Church, 2108 W. Broadway, Sulphur, Okla. The location begins operations at 9 a.m. on May 10.

A Red Cross trailer, containing snacks, beverages, and other disaster recovery items will be in Sulphur, as part of a multi-community disaster response to a string of tornadoes that damaged several communities across Oklahoma on Monday evening.

A Red Cross emergency response mobile unit will also be deployed tomorrow to deliver bulk supplies and snacks throughout Garvin County.

The Red Cross has already provided meals to more than 50 people in Garvin County as well as supporting at least two individuals with emergency medical needs.

Teams will begin damage assessment in Murray, Johnston and Garvin counties and to support the community during the initial stages of disaster recovery.

Red Cross workers will continue to monitor the situation across the state and will have needed emergency resources as needed.

Oklahomans are reminded that the Red Cross Emergency app is available in both the Google Play store and iTunes for free. The app provides current information about weather, emergency shelters and directions for Oklahoma and surrounding states.

For persons interested in supporting the Red Cross mission, volunteer or learn more about safety and disaster training please call 1-800-RED-CROSS to donate or visit www.redcross.org/oklahoma to learn how you can become a volunteer.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org/oklahomaredcross.org or follow us on Twitter @RedCrossOklahoma.