ANCHOR LEAD: Monday's monster tornado devastated the suburbs of Oklahoma City and left behind a path seventeen-miles long and two-miles wide. Brian Osuch has more on how residents are able to stay safe and connect with family members. (:60)
SCRIPT: Newsbreak, I'm Brian Osuch. As emergency workers, volunteers and National Guard troops work together to secure those areas battered by this week's severe weather, OnStar's Mary Ann Adams says they are also a resource to those in the wake of the storms.
CUT: (Adams) Helping to keep people safe is what we're most concerned about, and we're always here for you. Through OnStar's Crisis Assist, subscribers have access to live Advisors 24/7 every day of the year who can connect to and direct emergency responders to an exact location. Advisors are also prepared with crisis information like updates on local conditions.
SCRIPT: OnStar has relationships with more than six-thousand 9-1-1 Call Centers, allowing Advisors to provide localized assistance in any type of emergency.
CUT: (Adams) With just a push of the OnStar button, you are connected to a specially-trained, live Advisor. They're equipped with evacuation routes, directions to hospitals, shelters and hotels. And if you're having trouble getting cellular service, you can also use Hands-Free Calling to stay connected to loved ones or contact OnStar to get help making that call.
SCRIPT: For more, log onto OnStar-dot-com. That's Newsbreak from OnStar.
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