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HOW TO HELP Those who would like to help people affected by disasters like tornadoes, floods and other crises can make a donation to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. People can donate by visiting www.redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. These donations help provide food, shelter and emotional support to those affected by disasters.
Memorial Day 2013 TV programming and marathons
Saturday, May 25, 2013 through Friday, May 31, 2013
What's Exempt: During this seven-day period, purchases of certain supplies and equipment needed for hurricane preparedness will be exempt from sales tax. Retailers may also choose to absorb the tax on other items during the holiday period, but they are responsible for paying the tax on those items to the Department of Taxation.
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If you have loved ones in Oklahoma, try texting rather than calling. Also use the Red Cross Safe and Well site to search for family and friends who've listed themselves safe.
Another important tool for everyone to use is the Red Cross tornado app for iPhone and DROID users. The app features tips on how to be prepared before, during and after disasters, NWS maps and information, shelter locations, and an "I'm safe" button to be used through social media accounts. The app also includes a built-in tornado siren that activates when NWS-issued alerts affect your area or the areas your friends and loved ones live in.