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Originally posted by Blueracer
I certainly don't think that Obama should be brought into this conversation. People had advanced warning and should have better prepared. Including us.
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Shelters, especially those in southwest Oklahoma, have been packed as people without power have been looking for a place to stay. The Red Cross said it's working hour-by-hour to try to meet the demand of everyone seeking refuge. "Last night in Duncan, we saw 350 residents in the Stevens County Fairgrounds shelter," said Kyla Campbell of the Red Cross. Sam Porter of the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief has pledge to help provide warmth and meals. "We'll be there until there is no longer a need for that," Porter said. Campbell said the relief groups are running into one problem in particular. "It's been very difficult to get the word out, especially in Duncan, to the community where the shelters are located. If you know anyone in those areas, if you are able to get in contact, spread the word," she said. While crews work to restore power, there's a statewide effort under way to keep towns up and running as much as possible. "We are working to get resources out to support not only those in shelters, but to keep water treatment plants running," said Michelann Ooten of the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management. She said the state was trying to supply generators to those plants.