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HUNTSVILLE, Ala.(WHNT)-Relief volunteers from across the country are making plans to head to tornado-ravaged Oklahoma, including some from right here in north Alabama.

Officials with Prepare and Respond, better known as “PAR”, say they will be sending a team to the Sooner state as soon as they get final clearance from local authorities on the ground. PAR is a volunteer network of more than a dozen Madison County churches that have pre-stocked disaster relief trailers strategically placed throughout the area.

The specially trained unit was created in the aftermath of the April 27th tornadoes, and has since been deployed to hurricane zones on the Gulf Coast and storm-ravaged areas in the Mid-Atlantic region. PAR spokesman Greg Nelson said relief teams started being assembled Tuesday, and will be ready to leave on a moment’s notice.

“What we’re doing right now is getting our volunteer base ready,” said Nelson…

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