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Elk City tornado damage

ELK CITY, Okla. – Officials say there has been an outpouring of support from the community following a series of severe storms that moved through Beckham County on Tuesday evening.

The Elk City Police Department says the command post at the Elk City Livestock Auction has been inundated with food and water donations.

At this time, visitors are asked to donate other items like cleaning supplies and plastic totes to help those in need.

Organizers say that tornado victims can seek food, water and other assistance from the Red Cross and other agencies at the Elk City Livestock Auction, just south of I-40 and Hwy 6.

The Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs says it will have representatives in Elk City on Thursday.

Beginning at 8:30 a.m., a representative will be on hand to assist veterans in applying for an emergency grant at the Elk City Convention Center, located at 1016 Airport Industrial Rd. in Elk City.

Veterans who were honorably discharged are eligible for an emergency grant.