Oregon Red Cross sends experts to Oklahoma

This aerial photo shows the remains of houses in Moore, Okla., following a tornado Monday, May 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Steve Gooch)
This aerial photo shows the remains of houses in Moore, Okla., following a tornado Monday, May 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Steve Gooch)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Two Red Cross veteran disaster workers are headed from Portland to Oklahoma to help with the relief efforts following Monday’s tornado that struck the city of Moore, killing at least 24 people.

Paula Negele, the director of communications for the Oregon Red Cross, said at this time they’re sending leadership people who can help manage and set up the response for sheltering and wellness.

A Red Cross app for tornadoes, May 21, 2013 (KOIN 6 News)
A Red Cross app for tornadoes, May 21, 2013 (KOIN 6 News)

Though volunteers are not required at this time, the Red Cross is set up for donations.

Officials also said it’s a good time to become prepared for a disaster — tornado, hurricane, earthquake — and to remain informed. There are several different free apps available through the Red Cross.

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