Always Be Ready

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Especially during this time of year, Oklahomans are on high alert for the possibility of severe weather. Just six years ago, my hometown of Moore was devastated by a massive and intense storm, which caused terrible damage and heartbreaking loss of life. Unfortunately, recent tornados and massive flooding have already dealt devastating blows to many communities across our state this year. After the destruction caused over the weekend, my thoughts and prayers are with those grieving the loss of loved ones in El Reno.

While Oklahomans are all too familiar with the unpredictability of severe weather and the need to be ready, it is always worthwhile to review your response plan or take the time to create one. While we cannot always predict the weather, we can predict how we’ll respond by having a plan and the necessary supplies on hand. In preparation for severe weather, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) notes that there are several common steps everyone should take.

 

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