Department of Emergency Management http://kgou.org en Sounding The Social Media Alarm During Severe Weather http://kgou.org/post/sounding-social-media-alarm-during-severe-weather <p>With tornado season approaching, many Oklahomans will turn to social media sites like<a href="http://facebook.com"> Facebook </a>and <a href="http://twitter.com">Twitter</a> to stay informed of the latest hazards.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Use of these outlets explodes during severe weather outbreaks, as people try to disseminate information, share pictures and update each other on the course of the storm. But despite their ability to quickly deliver breaking news, social media can often contribute to spreading outdated information.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 12:30:00 +0000 Kate Carlton Greer 25334 at http://kgou.org Sounding The Social Media Alarm During Severe Weather 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