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Habitat family_first fortified home

Habitat for Humanity builds homes meant to survive Oklahoma storms

Habitat for Humanity builds homes meant to survive Oklahoma storms

Homes built to Fortified Home High Wind and Hail standards can withstand wind speeds up to 135 mph.

Bangkok Thailand - November 20 2015 : Many working people preparedness for fire drill or other disaster at office in Bangkok Thailand

City, state groups ready Prepare Fest to educate communities for disasters and threats

“They’re supposed to do an evacuation on a periodic basis,” he said. “In order to facilitate filling the place to somewhat of a capacity, 1,000 or so [people],” a safety festival seemed appropriate.


More than 2,000 families in Moore, El Reno and Shawnee are getting help to rebuild their homes. TOTO USA, a leading manufacturer of bathroom products, is lending a hand by donating showers, bathroom fixtures and toilets. Bill Strang, president of operations for TOTO, is familiar with disaster relief. “When we saw the devastation that occurred

Nowhere to hide

State Rep. Joe Dorman (D-Rush Springs) said the statewide figure demonstrates a greater problem because more than half a million students and teachers are without adequate protection from tornadoes. “It’s shocking how many school districts are without shelters,” he said at a meeting last week, highlighting a report released the week of Sept. 23. “I

BREAKING: Petition drive seeks storm shelter funding

Take Shelter Oklahoma is a movement that comes four months after a series of tornadoes ripped through southwest Oklahoma City and Moore, killing 47 people, including seven children at Plaza Towers Elementary. Twisters also struck Canadian Valley Vocational Technology Center on May 31 and leveled parts of Pottawatomie County on May 19, killing two people

Taking cover

“Had we had a safe room, it would have been our procedure for our students to be there,” said Amy Simpson, Plaza Towers’ principal, at a tearful May 24 news conference. “My school will have a safe room when it’s rebuilt.” Her sentiments were echoed by Briarwood Principal Shelley McMillin. “What we normally do is

Reactor reaction

First, he states nuclear plants in the U.S. “… are robust and designed to withstand significant natural disasters.” Isn’t that what the Japanese said as well? And aren’t those nuclear plants the same specs as U.S. plants? Plants that big business will not fund since the investments are so risky and the liability is so

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