OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma lawmakers hope to finish their work for the year by the end of the day today. The House yesterday gave final passage to legislation appropriating $45 million in reserve funds to help tornado recovery efforts.
MOORE, Okla. (AP) - Governor Mary Fallin says Oklahoma isn't going to mandate storm shelters or safe rooms in the aftermath of the Moore tornado. The city's mayor wants to propose a city ordinance requiring all new homes to have storm shelters. But he says the city may only be able to require them for new assisted living facilities and apartment complexes.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The American Legion is giving $1 million help veterans and their families who have been affected by the tornado in Moore The money will be used to help cover relocation expenses. The Legion has also provided relief funds after Hurricane Sandy, Hurricane Katrina and other natural disasters.
(AP) - Blake Shelton has a date and location for his benefit and fellow Oklahoman Carrie Underwood is writing a large check to help those affected by this week's storms. The "Healing in the Heartland" concert will be held May 29th at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City. The event will be televised live on NBC. Underwood is donating $1 million from her recent Blown Away Tour to the Red Cross.
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