Several meteorologists contacted by The Associated Press used real time measurements, some made by Schumacher, to calculate the energy released during the storm's 40-minute life span. Their estimates ranged from 8 times to more than 600 times the power of the Hiroshima bomb, with more experts at the high end.
Every place I'm hearing is reporting that the churches are the first ones in with trucks full of pretty much everything. Glenn Beck's charity, Mercury One, which his businesses pay all expenses for, is there as well. The folks there have lost everything and will need help for a while. Ask yourself what you'd need if suddenly your house was scattered over a square mile, and your clothes, food, and all your most precious possessions were all gone.
Give if you can to whomever you feel comfortable with.