OU housing storm victims

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Updated: 5/21/2013 5:56 pm Published: 5/21/2013 5:28 pm

Many survivors grabbed what they could and took up shelter at the University of Oklahoma.

FOX23's Frank Wiley talked to neighbors taking shelter at the school about how they are moving forward.

Nothing is normal anymore, but they tell us they had to have a place that feels like home, even if it's temporary.

They escaped with their lives and many neighbors lost their homes.

"My friend's house is gone, it destroyed everything," one victim told FOX23.

Once the storm passed, survivors filled emergency rooms from Moore to Oklahoma City.

Norman Regional Hospital saw more than 100 patients. Officials say most were adults with broken bones, lacerations, head wounds and internal injuries.

Those with nothing left to pick up, or anywhere to turn, ended up at OU, packed in emergency housing, dorm rooms on OU's campus.

More than 100 people stayed there overnight; four of them were National Guardsmen.

Survivors continue to come.

Hospital phones rang non-stop as people wondered if loved ones had been found.

Volunteers at OU worked to make the stay comfortable for storm victims.

Norman Regional said about 20 people remain hospitalized in fair condition.

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