Local Disaster Response Team Helps Oklahoma Tornado Recovery

An intense search and rescue operation is underway in Moore, Oklahoma, the Oklahoma City suburb of 56,000 people that received the brunt of the damage from Monday’s level five tornado.

AmeriCares, a nonprofit emergency response organization based in Stamford, Connecticut, sent staff members to the area to help with the disaster.

“There’s traffic where you would wait for hours to re-enter the community and there’s definitely debris that prohibits people from going back into their homes, as well as seeking access to healthcare and other critical services,” said Kate Dischino, an emergency response coordinator with the organization.

To hear a full interview with Dischino, click the audio link above.