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By: Portlight , 8:01 PM GMT on April 05, 2012

Woodward OK Tornado
April 15, 2012

Portlight is rereouting to Wooward Oklahoma this morning.

Lightning strikes disabled the town's tornado siren system moments beofre a tornado ripped through the town of 12,000 overnight. 5 are confirmed dead.

Portlight and Team Rubicon will be providing relief services.

The NWS confirms that conditions are right for further violent weather today; we are staging crews and supplies in the Oklahoma and Kansas areas right now in order to respond effectively to today's severe weather outbreaks.

Your continued support makes it possible for us to assist the unserved, under served and forgotten in these situations. As we get a better idea of where help is needed, we will be lookig for volunteers to help with clean up and relief. Comment here or email us at Volunteers to help.

Remember, we can't do this without your help!


Dallas Fort Worth Tornados

Shane Valverde of Portlight partner Team Rubicon tarping a wind damaged home in Lancaster Texas

April 5, 2012

Portlight, Team Rubicon and Home Depot are working in the aftermath of a strong EF2 tornado in Lancaster Texas today. The tram is currently clearing a checkpoint and helping to mitigate identified damages (see photo).

More updates as they become available!

April 4, 2012

Thomas Hudson will be heading into the DFW area today to do damage assessment and determine whether there is a need for Portlight's services in the wake of yesterday's storms. Photos and updates will be posted through the day so stay tuned...

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5. presslord
1:14 PM GMT on April 15, 2012
from one of our people:

"The sun rises over the town of Woodward, where the sirens failed to activate last night, as a tornado ripped through here at 60mph. Team Rubicon and Portlight are inbound to assist with SAR."
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4:25 PM GMT on April 13, 2012
You guys ready for Saturday! This is going to get really ugly!!
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3. BrowardJeff
2:48 AM GMT on April 13, 2012
Hi Portlight-people!

In light of the recent exposure NPR gave to the problems with potable water in Haiti, several of my friends have come to me asking for charities to donate to.

I've mentioned the Lambi Fund, but I was wondering if you still have any contacts over there that would be a better direct benefit. Any ideas?

Thanks, and keep of the good work for all you do!

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