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Be Weather Wise!!!

Click the following links for Storm Shelter Registration Information:

Register Your Storm Shelter with City of Norman 
OKC Storm Shelter Registry
Edmond Shelter Registration
Moore Residents: Contact the City of Moore

Before a storm:

  • Take pictures of your home, vehicles, and valuables.
  • Put all important documents in a safe, waterproof place.
  • Have an out-of-state friend or relative as a family contact in case you are separated and local phone service is out.  Know the phone number and how to contact them.
  • Pick two places to meet in case you and your family are separated.  Pick somewhere outside your neighborhood in case you cannot go home.  Know the address and phone number.
  • Have a safety kit ready, include:
    • Complete change of clothes
    • Sturdy shoes
    • Toiletries
    • Blankets or sleeping bags
    • First Aid Kit
    • Medication
    • Special items for infants, elderly, or disabled family members
    • Extra pair of eyeglasses
    • Flashlight
    • Battery-powered TV/Radio and extra batteries
    • 3-day water supply(1 gallon per person/day)
    • Snacks/Non-perishable food
    • Copies of important documents and phone numbers
    • Extra set of car keys, credit card, cash, or traveler's checks
  • Plan pet care in case you have to evacuate your home.

For a Recommended Supplies list, click here and then click on the related materials PDF.
For a Family Emergency Plan, click here and then click on the PDF. 

Sheltering for Severe Weather:
Where to take shelter

After a storm:

  • Make sure your family is okay.
  • Get in touch with your point of contact.
  • Begin assessing your home:
    • Is it safe and secure?
    • Check inside, outside, and foundation.
    • Are utilities on?
    • What is damaged?
    • What can be saved?
    • What can be cleaned?
    • Can you stay in your home?
    • Can you cook and store food safely?
  • If you are not able to stay at your home, secure your home if possible and locate a safe place to stay.
    • Pack a few changes of clothing, bedding, essential medications, and toiletries.
    • Kennel your pets or take them to a safe place.
    • Arrange to stay with family, friends, or in a recovery shelter.
    • Contact family members to let them know where you are and that you are OKAY!
  • Identify your available resources
    • Call your insurance agent.
    • Call your landlord or property manager.
    • Check with friends and family in the area for possible immediate help.
  •  If your home is destroyed or has suffered major damage, such as:
    • Roof is off
    • Foundation damaged
    • Walls, ceilings, floors damaged
    • Essential personal property un-usable
      • And you need help right now, call the Red Cross at 1-866-GET-INFO and speak with a disaster recovery worker to discuss your immediate needs.
  • If you can stay in your home but cannot cook, meals are available at Red Cross shelters.
  • If your ONLY loss is food that was in your refrigerator or freezer while the power was out and you require support during the emergency, meals are being served at the shelter site.

   

Call Red Cross at 1-866-GET-INFO to find the nearest shelter location.

 

Here are some other helpful sites to keep you informed about weather and safety:

OU Tornado Safety

iMap Weather Radar & Info

National Weather Service

Oklahoma Climatological Survey

FEMA

Red Cross