Tornado tears through Woodward killing 6
WOODWARD, Okla. – The Oklahoma State Medical Examiner said the tornado killed six people in Woodward.
A 24-year-old father and his two daughters, one was five and the other seven.
A 10-year-old girl succumbed to her injuries Monday.
A 41-year-old man and a 63-year-old man were also killed.
At least 31 people have been treated for injuries.
State Of Emergency for 12 Counties:
A State of Emergency, as declared by Gov. Mary Fallin, remains in effect for 12 Oklahoma counties hit hard by the tornadoes and other severe weather.
The declaration is the first step toward seeking possible federal assistance.
The counties included in the state of emergency are: Alfalfa, Caddo, Canadian, Cleveland, Ellis, Harper, Jackson, Kiowa, Logan, Oklahoma, Woods and Woodward.
Oklahoma’s price gouging statute is in effect in the 12 counties covered by the State of Emergency.
The price gouging statute prohibits an increase of more than 10 percent in the price of most goods and services when a State of Emergency has been declared.
Anyone who suspects price gouging is urged to contact the Attorney General’s Public Protection Unit at (405) 521-2029.
Woodward Emergency Management is requesting donations of the following specific items: tarps, leather work gloves, flashlights, AA and AAA batteries, trash bags, dust masks, safety glasses, and 6 volt lanterns.
These items are being accepted at the Woodward Emergency Management Office at 100 Cooper Houston Dr.
Authorities say the public is asked not to send any other donations because they don’t have place to store them.
Instead, they ask those wanting to help to make monetary donations to the local voluntary or disaster relief organization.
Woodward emergency management officials report that Salvation Army Woodward-Ellis County Unit is in need of donations.
You can donate in person by visiting 1209 9th St. in Woodward or donate remotely by calling 1-800-sal-army or visiting www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org.
Those needing assistance with debris removal can call one of the following numbers: (405) 443-7583, (405) 388-6912 or (405) 415-5261.
The elderly, handicapped, single mothers and those with special needs with be given priority.
A Red Cross shelter remains open at The Living Word Fellowship Church at 1310 Oklahoma Ave.
The Salvation Army, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief and the American Red Cross are working together to feed those in need.