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  • Local running shop collects shoes for OK tornado victims

    Local running shop collects shoes for OK tornado victims

    Sunday, May 26 2013 11:29 AM EDT2013-05-26 15:29:03 GMT
    As cleanup continues in Moore, families are trying to recover after losing everything. Today a local running shop is asking people to help. Dave's Performance Footgear is collecting gently used shoes
    As cleanup continues in Moore, families are trying to recover after losing everything. Today a local running shop is asking people to help. Daves Performance Footgear is collecting gently used shoes to send to tornado victims in Oklahoma. Now through Monday, June 3rd, the stores are collecting gently used, like new shoes.
  • Director of Lucas Co. Children Services deployed to Oklahoma

    Director of Lucas Co. Children Services deployed to Oklahoma

    Friday, May 24 2013 5:18 PM EDT2013-05-24 21:18:34 GMT
    There's other local help on the way to tornado victims. The director of Children Services is headed to Oklahoma to help storm victim's deal with the stress and trauma. Dean Sparks will fly out tomorrow.
    American Red Cross volunteer Dean Sparks is traveling Oklahoma to help assist people affected by the recent tornado disaster.
  • Thunderstorms slow Oklahoma tornado cleanup

    Thunderstorms slow Oklahoma tornado cleanup

    Friday, May 24 2013 3:37 PM EDT2013-05-24 19:37:14 GMT
    MOORE, Okla. (AP) - A band of thunderstorms battered the Oklahoma City area Thursday, slowing cleanup operations in the suburb where a tornado killed 24 people and destroyed thousands of homes this week.
    A band of thunderstorms battered the Oklahoma City area Thursday, slowing cleanup operations in the suburb where a tornado killed 24 people and destroyed thousands of homes this week.
  • NW Ohio native loses home in Moore, OK

    NW Ohio native loses home in Moore, OK

    Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:07 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:07:04 GMT
    Kassy Widman is a Woodmore High School graduate.  She's been living in Moore, Oklahoma for several years with her kids and husband.  Monday her world was turned upside down after an EF 5 tornado nearly
    A Woodmore High School graduate loses everything in the Moore, Oklahoma tornado.  Her sister tells 13abc, her twin nephews were among the survivors at Plaza Towers Elementary school where 7 children died.
  • All missing persons accounted for in Oklahoma tornado

    All missing persons accounted for in Oklahoma tornado

    Wednesday, May 22 2013 8:31 PM EDT2013-05-23 00:31:23 GMT
    MOORE, Okla. (AP) - An Oklahoma emergency management official says authorities still are working to find six adults who haven't been accounted for since the devastating tornado that tore through the Oklahoma
    Authorities say they've now accounted for the last six people believed to be still missing after Monday's monster tornado in Moore, Okla.
  • Local tornado preparedness

    Local tornado preparedness

    Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:08 PM EDT2013-05-22 21:08:32 GMT
    Tornado safety is on the minds of people living in our area after Monday's tragedy in Moore, Oklahoma. 13abc's Kristian Brown spent the day at the local emergency management agency to see just how prepared Lucas
    13abc's Kristian Brown spent the day at the local emergency management agency to see just how prepared Lucas County is for a disaster.
  • Tornado safety in the home: separating fact from myth

    Tornado safety in the home: separating fact from myth

    Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:20 PM EDT2013-05-21 22:20:37 GMT
    If a tornado threatens, get into the basement. If you don't have a basement, a small, interior room in the lowest floor of your home is relatively safe. Avoid rooms with windows. Mobile homes are not safe in a tornado.
    If a tornado threatens, get into the basement. If you don't have a basement, a small, interior room in the lowest floor of your home is relatively safe. Avoid rooms with windows. Mobile homes are not safe in a tornado.
  • Local woman survives deadly tornado

    Local woman survives deadly tornado

    Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:08 PM EDT2013-05-21 22:08:56 GMT
    A Toledo family who moved to Moore less than a year ago only had minutes to take cover. "Its devastation buildings are ripped down families lost their homes houses are flattened." It's been a difficult
    A local woman who moved to Moore Oklahoma almost a year ago survives a deadly tornado. 21 year old Kristina Legree says the twister touched down a mile for her home.
  • Many local elementary schools lack basements

    Many local elementary schools lack basements

    Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:06 PM EDT2013-05-21 22:06:15 GMT
    Safety at our local elementary schools is on the minds of parents after a deadly tornado ripped through schools in Moore, Oklahoma on Monday. Many schools in our area do not have basements. We spent the
    Safety at our local elementary schools is on the minds of parents after a deadly tornado ripped through schools in Moore, Oklahoma on Monday.
  • Dundee tornado victims ache for Oklahoma

    Dundee tornado victims ache for Oklahoma

    Tuesday, May 21 2013 5:33 PM EDT2013-05-21 21:33:57 GMT
    The Toledo area has a long history of tornados. Here is video from nearly 50 years ago. On April 11, 1965 - Palm Sunday - a series of twisters hit Ohio, killing 18 people locally. We are now nearing
    We are nearing the three year anniversary of the June tornado outbreak in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan that killed seven people.
  • Local organizations helping tornado victims

    Local organizations helping tornado victims

    Tuesday, May 21 2013 5:10 PM EDT2013-05-21 21:10:03 GMT
    The devastation in Oklahoma seems almost unimaginable. Hundreds of miles away, here in Northwest Ohio, the one question on many people's mind is: "how can we help?" Local Red Cross leaders are coordinating
     Local Red Cross leaders are asking for support to help tornado victims in Oklahoma. You can make a $10 donation by texting REDCROSS, to 90999. Visit www.redcross.org to donate online or call 1-800 RED CROSS.
  • Oklahoma twister a top-of-the-scale EF-5

    Oklahoma twister a top-of-the-scale EF-5

    Tuesday, May 21 2013 4:12 PM EDT2013-05-21 20:12:43 GMT
    MOORE, Okla. (AP) - The National Weather Service says the tornado that hit Moore, Okla., was a top-of-the-scale EF-5 twister with winds of at least 200 mph.    Spokeswoman Keli Pirtle said Tuesday the
    The National Weather Service says the tornado that hit Moore, Okla., was a top-of-the-scale EF-5 twister with winds of at least 200 mph.
  • Elderly woman reunited with dog found in rubble after tornado

    Elderly woman reunited with dog found in rubble after tornado

    Tuesday, May 21 2013 3:44 PM EDT2013-05-21 19:44:27 GMT
    A video shows the emotional reunion of one Moore, Oklahoma tornado victim and her dog offers a little bit of hope in the face of utter devastation.
    A video shows the emotional reunion of one Moore, Oklahoma tornado victim and her dog offers a little bit of hope in the face of utter devastation.
  • Dozens killed in Oklahoma tornado

    Recovery efforts continue

    Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:06 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:06:31 GMT
    A monstrous tornado at least a half-mile wide roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods with winds up to 200 mph. At least 51 people were reported killed.
    Emergency crews searched through debris in Oklahoma searching for survivors and the dead.  At least 24 people were killed in Moore.  Many others remain missing.
  • PHOTOS: Oklahoma tornado levels town

    PHOTOS: Oklahoma tornado levels town

    Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:03 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:03:08 GMT
    Heartbreaking photos are coming out of Moore, Oklahoma after a tornado flattened much of the town Monday, killing dozens.
    The Governor of Oklahoma says an untold number of people are still missing following the Moore tornado.  Emergency crews continue the search for survivors.  At least 24 were killed including nine children.
  • Recovery and relief efforts continue in Moore

    After quiet start to tornado season, devastation in the Plains

    Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:54 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:54:25 GMT
    Portions of Moore, Oklahoma were ravaged by a mile-wide tornado this Monday afternoon. This follows a near-record quiet start to tornado season. Strong storms may reach northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan by Tuesday.
    Recovery efforts continue in Moore, Oklahoma after a catastrophic tornado on Monday.  The tornado season that began quietly in 2013 has roared to life this week.  Severe weather is possible in Northwest Ohio on Tuesday and Wednesday.  13abc and 13abc.com will update throughout the day.
  • ISOH/IMPACT collects donations for spring storm victims

    ISOH/IMPACT collects donations for spring storm victims

    Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:13 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:13:01 GMT
    Severe weather is sweeping areas of the plains states. At least one person is dead and more storms are on the way today. ISOH/IMPACT is preparing to help those affected by the spring storms in Texas
    Local charities are organizing to help victims of the Oklahoma tornado.  The Red Cross is accepting donations at redcross.org.  For more information, go to 13abc.com.   
  • Local storm chaser remembers 1999 OK tornado

    Local storm chaser remembers 1999 OK tornado

    Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:11 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:11:35 GMT
    For some people in Northwest Ohio, the image of a massive tornado is something they only see on TV.  But Allan Detrich puts himself directly in their path."Seeing the storms out in the plains, they're
    A local man remembers being in Oklahoma City in 1999, when a massive tornado ravaged the city.  Allan Detrich of Fremont says the area was devastated and Monday's tornado reminds him of what happened 14 years ago.
  • Oklahoma twister tracked path of 1999 tornado

    Oklahoma twister tracked path of 1999 tornado

    Monday, May 20 2013 8:13 PM EDT2013-05-21 00:13:34 GMT
    Monday's powerful tornado in suburban Oklahoma City loosely followed the path of a killer twister that slammed the region in May 1999.    The National Weather Service estimated that the storm that struck
    Monday's powerful tornado in suburban Oklahoma City loosely followed the path of a killer twister that slammed the region in May 1999.
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  • Road to Recovery Phone Bank

    Road to Recovery Phone Bank

    Thursday, May 23 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:34:48 GMT
    13abc and the Red Cross are teaming up for our Road to Recovery Phone Bank to provide information about helping the victims of the Oklahoma tornado and other disasters. Volunteers will be at the station
    13abc and Red Cross teamed up for our Road to Recovery Phone Bank Thursday to provide information about helping the victims of the Oklahoma tornado and other disasters.
  • Catholic charities collect donations for tornado victims

    Catholic charities collect donations for tornado victims

    Thursday, May 23 2013 2:43 PM EDT2013-05-23 18:43:42 GMT
    Media Release:Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo is collecting donations for disaster relief following the tornadoes that struck cities in Oklahoma on Sunday and Monday.  Catholic Charities Diocese
    Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo is collecting donations for disaster relief following the tornadoes that struck cities in Oklahoma on Sunday and Monday.  Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo will direct 100 percent of all donations to Catholic Charities of Oklahoma City.
  • ISOH/IMPACT

    ISOH/IMPACT

    Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:39 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:39:30 GMT
    PERRYSBURG, OH.  – ISOH/IMPACT Reaches Out to Moore, OK As the community of Moore, OK digs out from the incomprehensible damage left behind by Monday's deadly F-4 tornado, ISOH/IMPACT's Bucket Brigade
    PERRYSBURG, OH.  – ISOH/IMPACT Reaches Out to Moore, OK As the community of Moore, OK digs out from the incomprehensible damage left behind by Monday's deadly F-4 tornado, ISOH/IMPACT's Bucket Brigade
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