storm shelter http://kgou.org en A Battle Of Words: School Shelter Hearing Goes To State Supreme Court http://kgou.org/post/battle-words-school-shelter-hearing-goes-state-supreme-court <p>When the school shelter advocacy group <a href="http://takeshelterok.com">Take Shelter Oklahoma</a> formed several months ago, its goal was simple: to obtain enough signatures to get a $500 million bond issue on the ballot and use that money to build safe rooms in schools to protect kids from tornadoes.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The group’s path has become a winding one, the most recent turn was at the State Supreme Court in a fight against Attorney General Scott Pruitt.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 13:30:00 +0000 Kate Carlton 24352 at http://kgou.org A Battle Of Words: School Shelter Hearing Goes To State Supreme Court Fight For Safe Rooms Leads To Oklahoma Supreme Court http://kgou.org/post/fight-safe-rooms-leads-oklahoma-supreme-court <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Kathy Turner works with&nbsp;</span><a href="http://takeshelterok.org/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Take Shelter Oklahoma</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">. Tue, 22 Oct 2013 18:15:00 +0000 Kate Carlton 15762 at http://kgou.org Fight For Safe Rooms Leads To Oklahoma Supreme Court Parents, Officials Search For Solution To Oklahoma School Shelter Scarcity http://kgou.org/post/parents-officials-search-solution-oklahoma-school-shelter-scarcity <p>Danni Legg&nbsp;transferred her two kids to Kelley Elementary this past August. She moved them from Plaza Towers Elementary, after the tornado in May destroyed the school, causing the death of her middle child, Christopher, along with six other students. &nbsp;Legg says returning to Moore after the tragedy was something she did for her children.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 13:44:56 +0000 Kate Carlton 14869 at http://kgou.org Parents, Officials Search For Solution To Oklahoma School Shelter Scarcity Mapped: Which Oklahoma Schools Have Storm Shelters http://kgou.org/post/mapped-which-oklahoma-schools-have-storm-shelters <p><span>The results of a statewide survey released Thursday show 62 percent of Oklahoma&rsquo;s 1,804 public schools don&rsquo;t have storm shelters, and only 15 percent have shelters built to withstand the 250 mph winds of an </span>EF5<span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; "> tornado, like the ones that swept through central Oklahoma in May 2013.</span></p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 17:47:14 +0000 Joe Wertz 14339 at http://kgou.org Mapped: Which Oklahoma Schools Have Storm Shelters UPDATE: Group Launches Oklahoma School Shelter Ballot Drive http://kgou.org/post/update-group-launches-oklahoma-school-shelter-ballot-drive <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">Organizers have launched a signature-gathering campaign for a $500 million bond issue to put storm shelters in public schools.</p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 18:17:54 +0000 Associated Press 13754 at http://kgou.org UPDATE: Group Launches Oklahoma School Shelter Ballot Drive School Year Begins In Moore, Oklahoma http://kgou.org/post/school-year-begins-moore-oklahoma <p></p><p><span style="font-size: 0.9375em; line-height: 1.4285em;">Students are back in school in Moore, Oklahoma, nearly three months after a deadly tornado tore through town.</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 10px; font-size: 0.9375em; line-height: 1.4285em;">The storm killed a total of 25 people, including seven third-graders who had hunkered down at the Plaza Towers Elementary School with their teachers.</p><p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 18:31:09 +0000 meghna chakrabarti 11752 at http://kgou.org School Year Begins In Moore, Oklahoma Oklahoma School Districts Consider Adding Storm Shelters http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-school-districts-consider-adding-storm-shelters Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>On a Friday, this is MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm David Greene.<p>Today is the first day of school for students in Moore, Oklahoma. It is a bittersweet return. Nearly three months ago, a tornado tore through that small community. The storm destroyed hundreds of buildings, including two elementary schools. Seven students and 18 other people died. The storm has fueled a debate about why there aren't more storm shelters in the heart of Tornado Alley. Fri, 16 Aug 2013 13:23:02 +0000 Kurt Gwartney 11726 at http://kgou.org Shelter Permits Sought In Norman After Tornadoes http://kgou.org/post/shelter-permits-sought-norman-after-tornadoes <div>Norman residents are applying to build storm shelters in&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">the wake of deadly tornadoes that struck in Moore and other nearby areas.&nbsp;</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The May 19 and 20 tornadoes killed dozens in Moore and other Oklahoma City&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">metro areas just north of Norman.</span></p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 17:43:47 +0000 Associated Press 10118 at http://kgou.org Shelter Permits Sought In Norman After Tornadoes