Oklahoma tornado

Bank Independent/Nucor Steel

Two businesses in northern Alabama say they raised more than $23,000 to help residents of an Oklahoma city that was devastated by tornadoes two months ago.

Al.com reports (http://bit.ly/13cJq2R ) the money came from a joint fundraising effort by Florence-based Bank Independent and Nucor Steel of Decatur, which produces sheet steel.

Nick Oxford for The New York Times

Alabama's governor says the state stands ready to help Oklahoma recover from a deadly tornado.