Oklahoma Tornado Find People Resources: How To Search For Those Affected, Local Shelter Locations

on May 21 2013 9:07 AM
Oklahoma tornado wreckage
Overturned cars are seen after a huge tornado strikes near Oklahoma City, Monday, May 20, 2013. Reuters

Several resources have been established to help those affected by the massive tornado that ripped through Moore, Okla., Monday, leaving at least 51 dead and countless displaced. As rescue and recovery efforts continue, a number of services have been set up for residents, relatives and friends to find out about loved ones in the affected area.

Red Cross has set up a Safe & Well page where individuals register to let others know they are safe and provide a location, while other users can search for those who may be missing. For those searching for missing persons, the Red Cross allows you to search by inputting a name, entering a phone number or providing an address. To register, users select the disaster event and provide name, email, phone number, home address and best way to be contacted. The Safe & Well page also lets registrants indicate if they are at a shelter, at home, at a neighbor’s house or being evacuated to a shelter.

Google Person Finder has set up an Oklahoma tornado page where individuals can search for or provide information about a missing person. The Red Cross has also been active on Twitter, providing news of shelter openings.

For those wanting to find a place to meet up with family and friends, St. Andrews Church, located at SW 119th St. & S. May, has opened its doors. The Red Cross has established other shelters in Oklahoma City and Moore, including:

  • Little Axe Resource Center, 1970 156th Ave. NE, Norman, OK 73026
  • Carney Oklahoma Senior Center, 301 E. Maple, Carney, OK 74832
  • Shawnee High School Athletic Center, 1001 N. Kennedy, Shawnee, OK 74801
  • Moore Community Center, 201 S Howard, Moore, OK
  • Newcastle Storm Shelter, 851 N Carr, Newscastle
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To learn more about donating blood, volunteering or donating money to the Oklahoma tornado relief efforts, visit here.

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