To understand what "seventeen miles long and one point three miles wide" could look like when it comes to the E5 tornado that spent forty minutes on the ground in Oklahoma this week, SEE THIS GALLERY

Here in Honolulu, 16.9 miles would be the distance traveled between the Honolulu Zoo in Waikiki and Waipahu High School MAP ROUTE HERE

For ways to volunteer and donate to the Red Cross chapter in Oklahoma, VISIT THIS LINK

For actor David Spade (TV's "Rules of Engagement", movies "Tommy Boy", "Grown Ups 2"), a personal tornado experience as a kid moving across the country with his family cut close to home E ONLINE STORY HERE

NBA star Kevin Durant plays for the Oklahoma Thunders and stepped up with a "matching gift" via the Red Cross and his Foundation WASHINGTON POST STORY HERE