One firefighter from Orange County and two from Los Angeles County were sent to Oklahoma to help recovery efforts after a massive tornado devastated the region and killed at least 24 people.
First responders from across the country have been asked to go to Oklahoma City – including the suburban areas of Moore and Newcastle – to help officials search for survivors.
Officials in Oklahoma are still assessing the damage and devastation where 200 mph winds plowed through entire neighborhoods.
Several of the dead have been reported to be children from an elementary school that was hit directly by the tornado, which cut a swath of destruction up to two miles wide.
Capt. Jon Muir of the Orange County Fire Authority said the agency was alerted about possible deployments Monday after significant damage was reported. One firefighter was on his way to Oklahoma to serve on an Incident Support Team Monday night, but more may be called as officials there assess the damage.
By SALVADOR HERNANDEZ/ ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
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