Social media response to OK tornadoes

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by REBEKAH HOOD / KVUE.com

kvue.com

Posted on May 21, 2013 at 6:25 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 21 at 6:43 PM

AUSTIN -- Monday's devastating storms in Oklahoma were nearly all that trended on Twitter in Austin Tuesday. Everyone from President Obama to Longhorns' coach Mack Brown has tweeted their condolences to the victims.

People are also showing their support for Oklahoma residents by changing their Facebook profile pictures to a photo of the state covered with the text, "Pray for Oklahoma." Some have changed their profile photos to a similar sign that simply says, "Home."

Social media's also being used to try to reunite owners with their belongings. According to ABC News, one woman who lives about 100 miles from Moore, Oklahoma created a Facebook group after storm debris, like family pictures, starting winding up in her yard.

KVUE will continue to post the latest on the developments out of Oklahoma in the special section we've created our mobile apps for smartphones and iPads.

You can also keep tabs on the developing story in Oklahoma by following KVUE on Twitter at @KVUE.
 

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