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#WRCBinOK: Morning rain slows cleanup in Moore

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MOORE, OK. (WRCB) -- Early morning rains pound the storm-ravaged areas of Moore, Oklahoma.

The soggy weather made recovery efforts difficult as the neighborhood was his during the middle of the tornadoes path.

"It is kind of hard to describe once you have been in one and you have seen the damage," says victim, Douglas Armstrong.

Armstrong takes some help from volunteers to get his belongings out of his home, and also get a helping hand from the Red Cross.

Emergency Response Vehicle's line the staging area, just south of Moore.

As volunteers spring into action, they fill the neighborhoods with hope.

"We are here to help people with their recovery and mainly start by feeding," Louie Crowe, with the Southeast Tennessee Red Cross. "If people need tarps or anything like that, we will get it to them."

The group gets their ERV loaded as they prepare to visit the affected areas.

Michael Puryear says it's a slow process getting everyone where they need to be.

That's because planning is critical.

"It's imperative that we coordinate with the ground teams and community partners here gather bulk items for distribution," says Puryear.

The volunteers make their way through getting food and supplies to those who need it most.

Our east Tennessee volunteers say it will be long hours ahead, but it's all about getting storm victims the help they need.

"It may sound redundant, but it is never the same and it takes your breath away," says Puryear.

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