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Oklahoma City Tornado

Locate Loved Ones & Care for the Whole Family | Staying Safe | Food & Water Safety | Mental Health | Safety Information for Responders and Clinicians


Locate Loved Ones and Care for the Whole Family

Stay safe and take care of the immediate needs of yourself and your loved ones.

 

Staying Safe

Safety tips to help you handle common problems following tornadoes, including those related to power outages and cleaning up safely.

 

Food and Water Safety

Knowing how to determine if food is safe and how to keep food safe will help minimize the potential loss of food and reduce the risk of foodborne illness.

 

Mental Health Resources

When disaster strikes, often people react with increased anxiety, worry and anger. With support from community and family, most of us bounce back. However, some may need extra assistance to cope with unfolding events and uncertainties. If you are experiencing emotional distress due to the storm, call the National Disaster Distress Helpline. This toll-free, multilingual, crisis support service is available 24/7 via telephone (1-800-985-5990) and SMS (text ‘TalkWithUs’ to 66746).

Coping Resources:

Alcohol and Substance Abuse in a Disaster

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For State and Local Responders

Safety Information for Responders and Clinicians 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

   
 

 

   

 


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  • This page last reviewed: May 22, 2013