Response Updates

Relief En Route After Oklahoma Tornadoes

USA Reported by Convoy of Hope

April 21, 2023 | 9:55 a.m.

Multiple tornadoes caused damage in Oklahoma Wednesday evening — downing power lines, overturning cars, and ripping the roofs off of buildings, businesses, and homes. Three fatalities have been confirmed, with more injuries reported as search and rescue efforts continue.

Convoy of Hope is in consistent communication with local partners to identify and meet the needs of affected communities. Additional loads of relief supplies will be delivered today in impacted areas. Thank you for helping Convoy bring hope in every storm.

April 20, 2023 | 10:28 a.m.

At least nine tornadoes touched down in Oklahoma Wednesday evening. Local news and Convoy of Hope partners are reporting widespread damage across the state. At least two people have been confirmed dead. Search and rescue efforts are underway.

The city of Shawnee, Oklahoma, suffered significant damage after a tornado swept through the area. The storm ripped the roofs off of homes and businesses, including several buildings on Oklahoma Baptist University’s campus. As of this morning, more than 16,500 people are without power in the state.

Convoy of Hope is responding in the affected areas with essential relief supplies like food, water, hygiene kits, sheltering supplies, and more. Though the widespread damage leaves a sense of uncertainty for affected communities, Convoy is there to supply hope amid devastation.

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