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Mid-South Red Cross volunteers help in Moore, OK

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When disaster strikes many people look for little signs of hope. When disaster strikes many people look for little signs of hope.
An emergency management official said that six adults are still missing Wednesday. An emergency management official said that six adults are still missing Wednesday.
Emergency crews have identified most of the 24 people who died, including 10 children, in the tornado Monday. Emergency crews have identified most of the 24 people who died, including 10 children, in the tornado Monday.
The task of recovery is underway in Oklahoma Wednesday, and the Red Cross has arrived to help – with two volunteers from the Mid-South. The task of recovery is underway in Oklahoma Wednesday, and the Red Cross has arrived to help – with two volunteers from the Mid-South.
MOORE, OK -

(WMC-TV)- In Oklahoma, officials are now estimating the damage done by Monday's tornado to be around $2 billion.

Emergency crews have identified most of the 24 people who died, including 10 children.

About 10,000 people and 12,000 to 13,000 homes were affected by the tornado that cut across 17 miles of Oklahoma for 40 minutes, and ranged from half-mile to two miles wide. Winds were at least 200 mph.

The task of recovery is underway in Oklahoma Wednesday, and the Red Cross has arrived to help – with two volunteers from the Mid-South.

"Trying to find out, getting organized on the first day out then being able to really get in there and help people out ... Just getting out on assignment getting ready to go where we're needed and who we help," said Mid-South Red Cross volunteer Peggy Young.

She spent the day dropping of hot meals to a shelter. Also, she helped load up water, snacks and other supplies.

Young said she got the call earlier in the week and was ready to leave two hours later. Now she is here to help wherever need be.

Along with her fellow volunteers, she will be in Moore for two to three weeks.

Day two of recovery in Moore has shifted from search and rescue.

Also on Wednesday, a group of volunteers from South Moore were cleaning up the Veterans Memorial Park.

It was hit by the tornado. Now debris remains in the flower beds, and a piece of metal wrapped around the flag poles.

Students from a rival high school across town came to help with the clean up, too.

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