Friday evening tornadoes struck states: Oklahoma, Missouri and Illinois. The Oklahoman newspaper reported 5 people killed and "at least 87 people were treated for injuries at area hospitals." According to KFOR- TV, "a mother and her baby were killed when the storm blew their SUV off the interstate."
Oklahoma City Police Lt. Jay Barnett told The Oklahoman:
"We are overwhelmed right now with calls of people trapped in vehicles in high water, to the point that we are having grave difficulty even responding to all of them. The flooding is the major problem in the Oklahoam City metro. A lot of that has to do with people who, for whatever reason, instead of sheltering decided to outrun the storm and got caught in it."
- Pray for the families and friends of the decease requesting that God comfort them.
- Pray for the missing to be located.
- Pray for healing for the injured.
- Pray for utility personnel that will be working to restore electricity and phone lines.
- Pray for new housing for the homeless.
- Pray for God to use this storm redemptively.
- Pray for the churches that will be temporarily housing the tornado victims.