Oklahoma-to-Tucson transplants tracking down loved ones back home
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CREATED May. 20, 2013
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - The devastation in Oklahoma is hitting close to home for many Tucsonans, who, until recently, called the "Sooner state" home.
It's no secret. Tucson is a haven for midwest transplants.
Jody Blaylock is one of them.
As the images of the devastation unfolded, Blaylock went to work trying to track down loved ones by phone and social media.
After hours of waiting, she found relief.
All of her 30 or so relatives and friends are okay, but some may have lost everything.
"It's just devastating," she said. "I mean, I was there for May 3rd and this is so much worse than May 3rd. I mean, it's frustrating being here and not being able to go help."
Blaylock was referring to May 3rd, 1999, which one of the worst tornadoes in Oklahoma's history.
A lot of people are comparing that disaster to this latest one, saying this is much worse.