Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:38 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:38:01 GMT
(RNN) - After an estimated 26 tornadoes hit five states on Sunday, and a massive EF-4 tornado leveled the Oklahoma City metropolitan area killing 24 on Monday - more severe weather is expected to impactMore >>
The Storm Prediction Center at the National Weather Service believes there is a high probability for severe weather in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma.More >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
While Ravens and 49ers prep for tomorrow's big game, volunteers across New Orleans spent the day giving back to the community. In Baton Rouge, one chemical plant decided to spread the "Super Saturday of Service" fun to the Capital cCty.
Instead of heading to the Big Easy for Superbowl festivities, hundreds of employees from BASF Chemical Plant in Geismar spent the day in Baton Rouge.
"I was just very excited. I was just ready to get out here, get started and just welcome all the volunteers. Everybody had a smile on their face. Everybody was excited," said future homeowner Dianne Clark.
BASF is a sponsor for the New Orleans Super Bowl Host Committee. Geismar site Vice President, Tom Yura, says part of their sponsorship agreement is to participate in the "Super Saturday of Service" Habitat for Humanity builds.
"For us, being located in the Geismar, Louisiana area and Zachary and Port Allen...we thought, why should New Orleans have everything? Why can't we spread it out a little bit across the state? So we came up with the idea to talk to the host committee and suggested, why don't we move it to Baton Rouge," said Yura.
Yura says being a part of what's going on in New Orleans this weekend is great, but helping out people like Dianne Clark is much more rewarding.
"Over the course of a day, seeing the walls be put together, raised and the house coming together, you know at the end of the day you've done something not only to improve yourself but to improve the community and really make a difference to somebody that you've met," said Yura.
Clark says they've already made a difference in her life, and they're helping her get into her dream home faster. She says all the walls and roof should be done today thanks to the BASF crew.
"It's a lot of things that they could be doing, but they chose to come out this morning and spend time out here volunteering their hours to help me. So I'm very appreciative to them," said Clark.
Clark says her home should be ready for her and her family to move into sometime this summer.
Tuesday, May 21 2013 5:00 PM EDT2013-05-21 21:00:58 GMT
Residents in tornado-stricken Moore, OK, await news on missing love ones Tuesday, a day after a massive tornado devastated the city, killing at least 51. Rescuers worked all night, with particular attentionMore >>
The tornado, with winds up to 200 mph, cut a 20-mile stretch as wide as two miles through the Oklahoma City metro area. The medical examiner's office reported 24 people died, including nine children. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 3:28 AM EDT2013-05-21 07:28:53 GMT
Four days after storms swept through the Ark-La-Tex, people who live along Barron Road in Keithville are still cleaning up. Now, they're bracing for more possible severe weather on Tuesday.More >>
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Monday, May 20 2013 10:14 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:14:25 GMT
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Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.More >>