severe weather http://kgou.org en One Killed, More Injured During Sunday Tornado Outbreak In Northeast Oklahoma http://kgou.org/post/one-killed-more-injured-during-sunday-tornado-outbreak-northeast-oklahoma <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><strong><em>Updated at 10:58 a.m. with the name of the victim, and declaration of a state of emergency</em></strong></p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 11:05:28 +0000 Associated Press 28134 at http://kgou.org One Killed, More Injured During Sunday Tornado Outbreak In Northeast Oklahoma Large Hail, Damaging Winds Could Move Through Oklahoma Saturday And Sunday http://kgou.org/post/large-hail-damaging-winds-could-move-through-oklahoma-saturday-and-sunday <p>The National Weather Service says it’s starting to get a better idea of the timing of severe storms expected to hit the state Saturday and Sunday.</p><p>Thunderstorms will start to develop late afternoon and early evening Saturday in far southwestern Oklahoma, moving northeast overnight into Sunday.</p><p>Large, damaging hail and damaging winds are the primary concern, but tornadoes are possible.</p><p>http://youtu.be/30xt2lHCPyI</p><p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 16:53:21 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 27995 at http://kgou.org Large Hail, Damaging Winds Could Move Through Oklahoma Saturday And Sunday Scientists, City Officials Say Moore's Warren Theatre Not A Severe Weather Destination http://kgou.org/post/scientists-city-officials-say-moores-warren-theatre-not-severe-weather-destination <p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:8.4pt;margin-left:0in; line-height:12.0pt"><span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; color:#333333">As the state prepares for another round of severe weather Saturday, city officials in Moore are worried about residents taking shelter in a local movie theater that held up well during the May 20, 2013 tornado.<o:p></o:p></span></p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:12:51 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 27903 at http://kgou.org Scientists, City Officials Say Moore's Warren Theatre Not A Severe Weather Destination UPDATE: Severe Weather Possible Today, But Watch The Weekend http://kgou.org/post/update-severe-weather-possible-today-watch-weekend <p></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>Updated April 23, 2014 at 3:17 p.m.</em></strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Scattered severe storms could develop along a dry line developing over the Texas and Oklahoma panhandle Wednesday, but National Weather Service meteorologists are starting to predict the possibility of a more significant severe weather threat this weekend.</span></p><p>Forecaster Marc Austin says the main hazards Wednesday consist of baseball-sized hail, and damaging 70-80 mile-per-hour wind gusts.</p><div>http://youtu.be/ZCl86rjNvnI</div><p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:17:19 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 27758 at http://kgou.org UPDATE: Severe Weather Possible Today, But Watch The Weekend Six Ways To Prepare For Oklahoma’s Tornado Season http://kgou.org/post/six-ways-prepare-oklahoma-s-tornado-season <p><a name="top"></a></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There’s little doubt </span>Oklahomans<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will be more sensitive and more concerned than usual as the spring storm season approaches after the devastating events of May 2013. Dozens of people died as three violent tornadoes tore across </span>Pottawatomie<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Canadian and Cleveland counties within a two-week span.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Since September, </span>KGOU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has been </span><a href="http://tornado.kgou.org/about-project" style="line-height: 1.5;">working to prepare for severe weather in 2014</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. On March 12, we hosted a panel discussion about tornado preparedness and storm safety at the Moore Public Library, just a few hundred yards from where the May 20 twister crossed Interstate 35.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We learned six things you need to know to prepare for the 2014 tornado season:</span></p><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:15:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 26274 at http://kgou.org Six Ways To Prepare For Oklahoma’s Tornado Season Flooding Takes Oklahoma City Man's Life http://kgou.org/post/flooding-takes-oklahoma-city-mans-life <p>Severe thunderstorms moved through central Oklahoma Thursday night causing flooding and power outages across the area.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Oklahoma City police say a 60-year-old man drowned while trying to rescue a relative who was stranded by floodwaters.</span></p><p>Police say the man was swept into a drainage canal and drowned early Friday in northwest Oklahoma City. Police say the relative, who was stranded in a car, escaped without injury.</p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 13:08:53 +0000 Kurt Gwartney & Associated Press 11289 at http://kgou.org Flooding Takes Oklahoma City Man's Life Is Oklahoma’s Severe Weather Policy Grounded In Fact Or Folklore? http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-s-severe-weather-policy-grounded-fact-or-folklore <p></p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 13:48:04 +0000 Logan Layden & Joe Wertz 10752 at http://kgou.org Is Oklahoma’s Severe Weather Policy Grounded In Fact Or Folklore? FEMA Approves More Aid, Already Tops $25 Million http://kgou.org/post/fema-approves-more-aid-already-tops-25-million <p></p><p>Gov. Mary&nbsp;Fallin&nbsp;says the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved public assistance for 16 counties hit by May storms that brought tornadoes and flooding to Oklahoma.</p><p>Fallin&nbsp;said FEMA approved the request on Friday that she submitted Wednesday.</p><p>The storms caused an estimated $40 million in uninsured infrastructure losses, and debris removal and response costs.</p><p>FEMA says disaster assistance for the state now tops $25 million dollars.</p><p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 12:14:08 +0000 Brian Hardzinski & Associated Press 8782 at http://kgou.org FEMA Approves More Aid, Already Tops $25 Million Fallin Tours Oklahoma Community After May Storms http://kgou.org/post/fallin-tours-oklahoma-community-after-may-storms <p></p><p>Governor Mary Fallin joined Newcastle lawmakers and officials Friday to view storm damage and recovery efforts in the community following last month's storms.</p><p>Fallin took a driving tour of the community Friday afternoon. After viewing the area, the governor met with responders and local officials at the City Command Center.</p><p> Sat, 29 Jun 2013 13:22:00 +0000 Associated Press 8675 at http://kgou.org Fallin Tours Oklahoma Community After May Storms Why Oklahoma’s Priority Is Storm Shelters For Individuals, Not Safe Rooms For Schools http://kgou.org/post/why-oklahoma-s-priority-storm-shelters-individuals-not-safe-rooms-schools <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">Seven children were killed at an&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57585970/kids-teachers-from-destroyed-okla-school-reunite/" style="color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold;" target="_blank" title="CBS link">elementary school in Moore</a>&nbsp;when a massive tornado tore through the area last month.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">And the disaster has led to questions about why Oklahoma used previous federal disaster money to build more than 10,000 storm shelters in homes, but only 85 in public schools.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">Getting the answer means going back to another major storm, on May 3rd, 1999, and another state.</p><p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 18:02:49 +0000 Logan Layden 8218 at http://kgou.org Why Oklahoma’s Priority Is Storm Shelters For Individuals, Not Safe Rooms For Schools