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Oklahoma tornado: Mayor of Moore pushes for shelter law
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[quote:Goofy for God:MV8yMjQwNTEzXzM4MDIzMzU0XzkzODEwRkE5] Schultz, the Kansas architect, said Oklahoma schools are not required to have storm shelters, but can apply for federal funding to build them. Albert Ashwood, who heads the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management, said at a press conference Tuesday that safe rooms at more than 100 schools had been funded via FEMA, but that the two schools hit in Oklahoma, [b]Briarwood Elementary and Plaza Towers Elementary, were not among them.[/b] There are more than 1,800 public schools in Ok http://openchannel.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/22/18423352-why-arent-there-more-storm-shelters-in-oklahoma?lite :rant: [/quote]
Thank Goodness somebody is thinking
The law would require a storm shelter or safe room in all single- and multi-family homes and could be in place in a few months.
"We'll try to get it passed as soon as I can," Mr Lewis told CNN.
link to www.bbc.co.uk
FEMA’s Watson said that in the past 20 years, “FEMA has invested more than $57 million in 11,768 private and public safe rooms in Oklahoma, more structures than any other state. Many were in the same area as yesterday’s tornado.”
most interviewed used the money and had one built
link to openchannel.nbcnews.com
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