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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.