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STORM STRIKES MOORE

News: Oklahomans try to recover after a destructive tornado ripped through heart of the state.


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• May 22-28, 2013

DESTRUCTIVE STORMS

Tornado strikes, Sooner spirit remains in tact OU opens residence halls for tornado victims PAIGHTEN HARKINS Campus Editor

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Above: Disaster relief volunteers sit and talk with the Brown family, who have been displaced by the destruction caused by the Monday, May 20, tornado, while they attempt to relax in Couch Restaurants. Right: Bob Stoops makes an appearance to meet and speak with displaced families who are attempting to eat and relax in Couch Restaurants.

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While their old house is still standing, it’s without electricity and gas. That’s what brought the family to OU, she said. “It feels like home,” Brown said, commenting on the hospitality she’s received since coming to stay at OU. Brown didn’t know how long she and her family plan to stay in the residence halls. In Walker Center, donations of things like soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, bottled water and diapers have been rolling in all day, volunteer Kate Bernard said. For one volunteer, the MORE ONLINE outpour of support from the Norman community For in-depth coverage of has proven the giving nadestruction ture of Oklahomans and caused by Moore people in general. tornado visit: “It reaffirms my faith OUDaily.com/news in humanity, personally,” said Ryne Young, Housing and Food marketing intern. “It goes to show how true American spirit is — and Oklahoma spirit. That is how Oklahoma is.” Young worked all day Tuesday to take inventory and make room for the incoming donations, he said. “I feel like Walmart right now,” Young said. Despite the donations, victims are lacking female hygiene products, infant formula and allergy and cold medicine, Bernard said. Donations brought to Walker Center will be used to help families in the residence halls.

Overnight, the south side of campus that normally houses OU students became a temporary home for hundreds of people displaced by the tornadoes that sliced through central Oklahoma on Monday. On its first night of operation as a temporary shelter, Walker Center housed 101 people, including four National Guard members, said Catherine Bishop, vice president of Public Affairs, in an email. After spending the night, individuals were given meals at Couch Restaurants, which was open throughout the day as a common area, and access to other resources, like a counseling service, Bishop said. As well, laptop stations have been set up for individuals who need Internet access, and OU employees are helping with activities to keep children entertained, such as games and movies, Bishop said. The Brown family was displaced from their home during the process of moving when the tornadoes tore through Moore, mother of two Melisa Brown said. The family was living with Melisa’s mother when the tornado hit, after moving from their old home. During the storm, Brown huddled in a storm shelter with about 15 other people. When she emerged from the shelter, her Julia Nelson contributed to this report. mother’s house was gone.

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DESTRUCTIVE STORMS

Norman, OU officials give tips for severe weather Police, fire department spokesmen urge residents to seek shelter below ground PAIGHTEN HARKINS Campus Editor

In the wake of a strong, destructive tornado that flattened neighborhoods and homes, officials from the OU Police Department and Norman Fire Department stress the importance of taking storm precautions. The most important thing to do during severe weather is to pay attention, whether it be to the radio or the AT A GLANCE TV, Norman Fire Chief James Fullingham said. Storm safety tips One of the best ways • Be alert and aware of to do that is with a changing storm conditions weather radio, which and listen to media makes a noise like an reports and weather alarm clock when severe radios weather warnings are issued, he said. • If the sirens go off, get “When you get indoors or inside a shelter warned — you hear or safe room the sirens go off — it’s • Once inside, find shelter not time to go outside in the inner most interior and look at the sky; you room without windows need to be in a shelter,” on the lowest level of the Fullingham said. building Once you’re indoors, the safest places to go Source: Norman Fire Chief James Fullingham are the lowest levels of buildings, may it be a basement or first floor, and in the inner most interior space without windows, OUPD spokesman Lt. Bruce Chan said. While you shouldn’t leave a building once sirens go off, if you need a safe place to go during a storm, the recommended refuge areas on campus are the Bizzell Memorial Library, the Physical Sciences Center and the residence halls that have basements, he said. For students living in apartments, they should seek shelter in a bottom-level apartment, Fullingham said. “If you’re in an apartment building, make friends with the people downstairs,” he said. Paighten Harkins paighten.harkins@ou.edu

Above: A man walks over debris down Southeast Fourth Street toward destruction Monday, May 20, in Moore, Okla. Left: An ambulance maneuvers toward destruction around pedestrians and cars down Southeast Fourth Street in Moore. Right: An Oklahoma flag lies wet and tangled on the ground after a tornado struck Monday afternoon.


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• May 22-28, 2013

DESTRUCTIVE STORMS

Local businesses, Sooners lend helping hand to victims

DONATION LOCATIONS ON CAMPUS

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s Oklahomans spring into action, local businesses and individuals are coming together to provide those affected by the tornado in Moore on Monday with food, shelter and emotional support. Businesses in Norman are opening their doors to accept material and monetary donations for the victims of the violent storm’s destruction. Il Dolce Gelato, a family owned Italian ice cream shop in Norman, posted on Facebook Tuesday afternoon that they have set up a collection bin for food, water, clothing, blankets and monetary donations. “We’re taking anything people might need. Whatever anyone can give, we will find a place to donate it,” said Neil Buss, owner of Il Dolce Gelato. According to Il Dolce’s Facebook page, the items collected will be taken to the Red Cross station in Moore.

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The OU IT Store on campus corner also is doubling as a donation station. Two or three carloads of donations already have been sent out today, an employee of the store said. They also will be accepting supplies tomorrow.

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Sooners: Donate to sooner faculty, staff and students who have lost their homes in Monday’s storms. Visit the Help OUr Neighbor Fund website to donate online.

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DONATIONS Items to Donate • Baby formula • Deodorant • Shampoo • Laundry soap • Gift Cards

Families: For families whose homes were affected by the destruction Source: OU Lead and Volunteer website of the tornado, OU is providing temporary housing in the student residence halls. For more information on emergency shelters at apply for financial assistance for building the university, call 405-325-2511. damages.

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Donations: To donate immediately Volunteers: To volunteer in the needed items for families and inMoore area register at The City of dividuals from the affected area, Xcetera, Moore Recovers website. Citizens also can located at the bottom of Walker Center donate online and request assistance if they on OU’s campus, is accepting supplies. are in need. According to the Lead and Volunteer website, the supplies not used at OU will be sent Pet Owners: People in the Moore to the Red Cross and distributed to victims of area affected by the tornado are the disaster in Moore. able to post pictures of lost and found pets online, helping owners reunite with their Small Business Owners: Business furry companions. owners and individuals can request for disaster assistance by calling 1-800-621FEMA (3362) or by visiting their website to Kelly Rogers, Life & Arts Reporter

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May 22-28, 2013 •

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COLUMN

National championship or bust for this year’s Sooner squad SOFTBALL BEAT WRITER

Joe Mussatto jmussatto@ou.edu

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he Sooners are turning heads, run ruling postseason opponents, dominating their sport and having a good time doing it. The No. 1 Oklahoma softball team is on a collision course to bring home its second national title in school history. This isn’t a surprising

development or breaking news, but something that has culminated throughout the spring and now into the summer. After losing the final game in last year’s Women’s C o l l e g e Wo r l d S e r i e s , Oklahoma (50-4) is the favorite to win it all in 2013. OU began the postseason by rolling over its regional opponents this past weekend by a combined score of 41-6. “They won’t say they know that they’re good, but they know they’re good,” coach Patty Gasso said following her team’s regional win Saturday. Sophomore Lauren Chamberlain, OU’s leadoff hitter, is the driving force

OU ’s other two finalists have a lot in common. Both are senior pitchers, left-handed and nearly unbeatable. Keilani Ricketts (29-1), last year’s winner of the honor, and Michelle Gascoigne (18-3) have shut down the opposition throughout their career, and nothing has changed in 2013. If the Sooners don’t reASTRUD REED/THE DAILY turn to the WCWS, if they The No. 1 Sooners allowed only six runs in their three regional games against Marist and Arkansas. don’t win, the season is a disappointment. behind the Sooners’ starting captain, All-American and Player of the Year finalists on It’s national title or bust for lineup that features eight hit- OU’s all-time career home Gasso’s squad. Let me repeat the Sooners. ters with an average north run leader. that incredible fact: Of the 10 of .300. The only starter hitChamberlain, who’s hit- finalists for softball’s ultimate Joe Mussatto is a journalism ting below that mark is se- ting .459 with 27 homers, individual award, three wear sophomore. nior Jessica Shults — team is one of three National crimson and cream.


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• May 22-28, 2013

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• May 22-28, 2013

PLEASE HELP! Several OU employees and students lost their homes and personal property in the recent tornadoes in the Oklahoma City area. They need our help! A fund has been set up to allow members of the OU Family to make tax-deductible donations to help those impacted. ΠMail contributions to: The University of Oklahoma Office of Development 339 W. Boyd Street | Norman, OK 73019-3202 ΠChecks can be made payable to the OU Foundation. ΠOnline donations accepted by visiting http://tinyurl.com/oufoundation.

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