3/31/15: LARC Situation Update for the 3/25/15 Oklahoma City-Moore Tornadoes

Good Afternoon,

Thank you all for your partnership and support! Below is a consolidated list of info, some publicly available, some from LARC partners who communicated with us directly. Please note, information will change as partners reallocate resources to best support the community – call 2-1-1, visit websites, and Follow organizations on social media for the most up-to-date info. Please see our blogpost for instructions on checking information about your agency on the 2-1-1 database, registering, and updating existing entries.

Donations:

As supplies are distributed, monetary donations allow organizations flexibility to purchase items as needed. Also, buying supplies locally builds resilience in local businesses and economy. Several orgs are taking specific donations from neighboring Oklahomans but please visit their website, social media, & call to confirm the need is not already met before you purchase or transport items.

 

General:

  • The annual Storm Spotter Training for Cleveland/McClain/Oklahoma counties is tonight, Tuesday, March 31st at 7:00 at the National Weather Center in Norman (at SH9/Jenkins).  It is free and open to anyone who comes; no preregistration required!
  • City of OKC: Emergency Mgmt completed preliminary damage assessment click here to visit the post on www.okc.gov for more detailed information or email Franklin Barnes.
  • City of Moore: Preliminary Damage Assessment has been completed and uploaded to the website. Click here and the file can be found at the bottom of the page.
  • City of OKC Debris Removal: crews will remove March 25 storm debris during regular bulk waste collections and during special collection beginning March 30 in the declared storm- damaged areas (Reno to NW 23, Council Rd to MacArthur; SW 134 to SW 104, May Ave to Santa Fe). Residential customers (no commercial or contractor waste) in the declared storm- damaged areas may take storm debris – such as tree limbs, brush and fencing – to the curb in three piles: Tree and brush debris, Household hazardous waste & propane tanks, and Freon-containing items. Remove doors and food. More information and a map of the storm-damaged areas is available at the City’s website. If you have questions about bulk waste or storm debris, please call Oklahoma City Utilities Customer Service at 297-2833.
  • City of Moore DebrisRemoval Plan: MOORE, OK 3/27/15: The City of Moore will begin storm debris pick-up Monday, March 30th. Storm debris needs to be: Moved to the edge of your curb, not covering your water meter, separated (separate tree limbs from the rest of the debris; separate refrigerators, freezers, and air conditioning systems as well; refrigerator/freezer doors must be removed. Several passes will be made through the damage area but please make every effort to have all storm debris at curbside as quickly as possible. If people have questions about Debris Pickup they can call the City Managers Office at 793-5200.
  • Red Cross is hosting a Resource Center to meet with those impacted by March 25th tornadoes at the Moore Community Center (301 S. Howard, Moore). Hours today (Tuesday) are 11am-7pm with future weekday hours to be announced. Call Red Cross at 405-228-9500.
  • The Moore Police Department’s new Community Service Unit is available to help solve community problems that may arise. Please feel free to contact 405-793-4661 or email roblein@cityofmoore.com.
  • Oklahoma Insurance Department has the anti-fraud division patrolling areas in marked SUVs that say “OK Insurance Anti-Fraud” – they are CLEET certified and can write citations or check out contractors. Contact Amanda Riddle for more information 405-420-5398.
  • Oklahoma Disaster Recovery Project (ODRP) Case Managers have called May 2013 clients and are referring them to resources for the 3/25/15 storms.
  • OGE for electrical outages see www.oge.com >> Outage Center or Twitter or Facebook

Emotional and Spiritual Care

  • OKStrong has members at the Moore Community Center (301 S. Howard, Moore) or call 405-703-0368
  • Oklahoma Conference of Churches Credentialed Spiritual Care Team is at the Moore Community Center (301 S. Howard, Moore) or call 405-315-1528 for more information.
  • OK VOAD, Emotional and Spiritual Care Committee has a conference call scheduled at 2:30 (Tuesday 3/31/15) central time.
  • Moore Youth and Family Services, Project Moore Hope: Although our primary funding for disaster recovery services is related directly to the May 20, 2013 tornado we can serve anyone who was affected by the tornado last week who was in the community during the 2013 tornado. Our phone number for services is 703-8772 (620 N.W. 5th Street Suite E-1)

Feeding:

  • The Moore Food Resource Center (2635 North Shields, Moore, OK 73160) is open normal hours (MWF 11-4, TH 1-6, 3rd Sat of each month 10-12), will continue to serve clients as usual, and will also assist those who lost food due to extended power outages or structural damage. Denisse Marti takes calls at 600-3183 for general inquiries and organizations trying to contact us, can reach me (Tyler Geohagan) at 405-600-3140

Volunteers:

The Oklahoma United Methodist Church, Serve Moore, and Church of the Harvest are actively sharing work orders and collaborating to assure timely (as possible) and efficient care for each home or need. Work Orders are going smoothly and they are moving  to a shared database over the next few days and have continually shared and cross-checked info over the weekend and today.

  • Oklahoma United Methodist Church has 10 volunteers today doing 11 tarping jobs. Home owners of all backgrounds can call for assistance 405-568-9935 or 405-445-2577.
  • Serve Moore had over 540 volunteers who worked close to 3,000 hours and completed 81 work orders in Moore (Southgate Elementary and neighborhood areas) and South OKC (S 119th to S 134th from Western to Penn); and, currently have over 100 work orders open. This is a light week for volunteers with only 4 yesterday, so they are reaching out to out-of-state teams, working with Charla at United Way/Hands On Network, CNCS (Corp for National and Community Service), and National VOAD partners. They will operate until 6pm through Thursday with Fri and Sat hours from 9:00 to 1:00. Serve Moore also had a visit from North Texas Drone User Group on Saturday and are relaying the resulting maps to local Emergency Managers.
  • The Cleveland County Health Department has tetanus shots available that include pertussis (whooping cough) –  two-for-one deal at no charge at all -locations, including the Moore office on the NE corner of 4th & Eastern, in the shopping center – open 8am-5pm M-F (arrive by 4pm if possible); (405) 794-1591 if you have questions; For a full list of services please see http://cleveland.health.ok.gov

LARC will continue to send info as it is available – let us know what is most helpful to receive or send. Update us if your organization is active, if your organization is available to coordinate with existing efforts, or if you need information or other resources. The most helpful updates will arrive before 8:00 am and include point of contact, links to website and social media, the information that you would like released and to whom. The most helpful organizations will regularly update social media and website information to increase access to services and provide situational awareness to partner agencies.

 

Thank you all and have a wonderful day!

Caroline Wiegman
LARC Program Coordinator
Cell: 405-514-1054
Office: 405-759-1900

 

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