Following crushing tornadoes, help and hope spread on Twitter

After the latest in a string of devastating storms slammed Oklahoma Monday afternoon, relief agencies and government officials took to the Web to provide news and opportunities to help.

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Throughout Monday night and into Tuesday morning, terms such as #Oklahoma, #OKC, #Moore, Red Cross, and #PrayForOklahoma were trending topics on Twitter as people expressed their heartache and desire to help after a huge tornado tore through the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore, Okla.

My feed is full of tweets about Oklahoma. Sending strength to the emergency workers who have already saved so many people. Gonna be rough.

— Elle Ess (@ViaMarsala18) May 21, 2013

Officials feared as many as 91 people died as a result of the storm, the latest in a string of tornadoes to hit Oklahoma this month.

The American Red Cross communicated its efforts quickly Monday, posting a statement on its website about its plan of action.

“More than 25 emergency response vehicles are positioned to move at first light Tuesday, and we expect that the number will increase,” the message states. “The Red Cross is also sending in kitchen support trailers to support the upcoming operation to provide meals to those forced out of their homes.”

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