New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, whose own state was beset by a major storm last year and then by squabbling in Congress over disaster aid, said Wednesday that Oklahoma’s tornado victims deserve “swift and immediate” help, and federal lawmakers have said they are likely to get it.
Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant has pledged $1 million for tornado relief through his family foundation.
More severe weather is in the forecast for parts of the central United States in the aftermath of several tornadoes that devastated communities and leveled buildings.
A survivor of the Oklahoma tornado that killed at least 24 people, including nine children, said she held on to her daughter’s hair to prevent her from flying away into the tornado.