Safe rooms taking Tulsa by storm - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |

Safe rooms taking Tulsa by storm

Updated:
(Oklahoma City-AP) -- Tulsa homebuilders are working on making safe rooms a popular option in Tulsa.

Josh Fowler is executive vice president of the Tulsa Home Builders Association. Fowler told attendees of the National Tornado Symposium today that he estimates that 150 to 200 safe rooms have been built in Tulsa homes in the past year. And he says as many as 400 pre-fabricated safe rooms have been placed in existing homes.

Ann Patton is director of the Project Impact program -- a program started in November 1998 to promote safe rooms in Tulsa. But she says the storms of May Third, 1999 made Tulsa residents more aware of the need to consider the safe rooms as a way to protect themselves against storms.

Tulsa home builders did not want safe room construction mandated by the city. But the association has taken the lead in promoting safe rooms as an option for homeowners.
Powered by Frankly
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 KOTV. Oklahoma Traveler™ is a registered trademark of Griffin Communications. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.