Red Cross activates website to find tornado victims


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Updated: 5/20/2013 6:33 pm Published: 5/20/2013 4:48 pm


MOORE, Okla. (AP) - A mix of volunteers and first responders are combing through debris in an Oklahoma City suburb looking for survivors.

The city of Moore, Okla., was hit by a mile-wide tornado on Monday afternoon. The Red Cross has set up a website for people to register as safe and for people to search for loved ones status: Safeandwell.org

People wearing neon-green vests were joined by residents in the search through rubble. Neighborhoods are flattened and homes blown apart.

Gary Knight with the Oklahoma City Police Department says an elementary school took a direct hit from the mile-wide tornado, but did not say which school was hit.

There were no immediate reports of injuries.

Shards of wood and pieces of insulation were strewn everywhere. Television footage also showed first responders picking through rubble and twisted metal.

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