Tornado Season Prompts Emergency Preparation In Wagoner County

Saturday, March 26th 2016, 11:30 pm
By: News On 6

Oklahomans know tornado season is here.

Sand Springs and Tulsa residents remember last March when an EF2 tornado touched down, killing a man, destroying several homes and collapsing the roof of a gymnastics studio.

Almost two months later, another EF2 destroyed homes in Broken Arrow and Wagoner County.

Due to the tornado risk, emergency management in Wagoner County turned a high school parking lot into a safety expo on Saturday.

People looked at storm shelters and other ways to keep their families out of danger.

Wagoner County Emergency Manager Heath Underwood says people who buy storm shelters should also register them online, so they can be located if a tornado hits their community.

“If the house was to come down on top of them, GPS coordinates is the best way to find them,” explained Underwood. “ We go a step further; we add a description of the house, where it is in the house and stuff so we can try to locate them in case of a tornado."

For more information or to register for a storm shelter visit the Wagoner County website.