The National Weather Service is now saying that the tornado that hit Sulphur was "at least EF3," meaning the wind speeds were at least in the range of  135-165 MPH.

From what we're seeing on the ground in Sulphur, this was a MAJOR TORNADO...

Much of the town's main street is in rubble or seriously damaged. One news report said Sulphur's downtown is "nearly unrecognizable." Sadly, at least four have died from this rash of tornadoes that hit Sulphur and surrounding communities.

+ + Mercy Chefs is feeding tornado victims today!

Mercy Chefs is here. Our team began serving hot meals within 24 hours of the tornado's strike. I joined our team today, and we have been working since before sunup to provide chef-prepared, hot meals for both lunch and dinner. Our team is also delivering meals to those in the area who need help.

I'm anticipating that the demand for hot meals will increase over the next 24-48 hours

Can you help?

Go here now to help sponsor hot meals Mercy Chefs will be serving to tornado victims in the next 24-48 hours:

When we meet the families who just lost their homes and the business owners who likely lost everything, our hearts break. We know they face a long road to recovery.

But what they need right now is HOPE. A hot meal -- prepared by an excellent chef -- delivers a message of hope that someone cares and that brighter days will come.

Thanks for helping us extend hope in the midst of disaster.

God bless,

Gary LeBlanc, Mercy Chefs

News sources: Fox Weather, NWS Norman OK