Wednesday, May 22, 2013

What's 8-600 times more powerful than the Hiroshima bomb?  According to The Associated Press who contacted meterologists, it's the amount of energy that was released by the Oklahoma tornado that leveled Moore, Oklahoma.

Can you imagine having everything around you taken away in the blink of an eye?  The “storm of storms” EF5 tornado that devastated the area took away lives, homes, cars, schools, churches and businesses affecting families’ every day lives and their ability to make ends meet.

The millions of dollars it will cost to rebuild won’t take away the shock, sadness, depression, grief and loss that these families are experiencing. Many volunteer and relief agencies will go to Oklahoma to help rebuild and provide comfort.   

We at PHA would like to express our sympathy to the families affected by this tragedy. Please know that you’re in our thoughts and prayers.
For our families this is a good time to review your disaster plan.. Where will you take your family when our own tornado sirens go off this summer?  Do you have the equipment needed to manage if power is lost? Have you stored your family records and valuables in a safe place?

Your children practice disaster drills at school regularly—use this opportunity to talk to them about how they feel during the practice. How has this tornado affected them? If you feel their reaction is more severe than you'd expect, please contact our office to discuss how we can help.

We know many of our families are interested in helping out.  Here’s a brief list of some of the organizations that you may want to donate to:  



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