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Oklahoma Weather

Tornado Safety – 30 Days to Prepare

By Margo Waldrop - Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

While tornados are a threat to all Oklahomans, the city of Edmond has come up with a unique plan, called “30 Days of Preparedness”. This comprehensive plan details steps to prepare your family for a tornado event, all within 30 days.


Top Severe Weather Terms You Should Know

By Margo Waldrop - Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

Severe weather in Oklahoma can strike at any time. Although Spring and Fall bring most our storms, it’s wise to stay ‘weather aware’ all year long. Understanding these severe weather terms can help keep you and your family safe.


Tornado Myths That Could Kill You

By Margo Waldrop - Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Tornados are no joke, they destroy property and take lives. So, understanding the difference between a tornado fact versus myth is crucial for your safety and your family’s safety.


Do You Understand the Enhanced Fujita Scale? You Should!

By Margo Waldrop - Wednesday, April 3rd, 2017

Tornadoes come in all strengths and sizes, from small dusters to one mile long monsters. Their damage can be extensive and varied. In 1971 Tetsuya Theodore Fujita of the University of Chicago, invented a scale to measure tornadoes based on the extent of damage they produced.


Prep Your Family for Spring’s Severe Weather

By Margo Waldrop - Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

As trees turn green and flowers think of blooming, our weather begins it unpredictable shift from cold to warm. This shift can bring a slew of weather related hazards. Depending on the current yearly weather pattern, spring can bring dry conditions or heavy rains. Dry weather encourages wildfires and can contribute to flooding once intense rains strike.


Storm Shelter Installation FAQ – Your Questions Answered!

By Margo Waldrop - Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

At OKC Shelters, we got a lot of questions about the actual installation of your storm shelter. While you do have several options for location and type of shelter, there can be limitations.


3 Ways to Avoid Getting Trapped in Your Storm Shelter

By Margo Waldrop - Friday, February 14rd, 2017

A general fear among homeowners is getting trapped in their underground storm shelter by heavy debris. Because of this fear, many people will not get into a storm shelter during a tornado emergency.


Sooner Safe – Safe Room Rebate Program

By Margo Waldrop - Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Did you know there is a rebate program for installation of a storm shelter in your home?

Oklahoma has a little known, Safe Room Rebate Program called Sooner Safe. The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management holds the yearly lottery for Oklahoma citizens.


10 Step Checklist to Assess Your Home for Storm Damage

By Margo Waldrop - Wednesday, December 1st, 2016

Storms can be destructive to our homes, especially if a tornado is involved. Once the severe weather has passed and you are safe, it’s time to inspect your home for damage. Most severe weather damage requires a home professional to evaluate and repair.


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