Weather Preparedness
7:36 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Red Cross Awards $6.5 Million For Storm Shelters In Central Oklahoma

The American Red Cross has awarded $6.5 million to Oklahoma cities, counties and tribes to purchase and install individual storm shelters.

Thursday's grant announcement brings the total awarded by theRed Cross to communities in Oklahoma to build storm shelters to $10.3 million. The Red Cross says this should support installing as many as 4,000 shelters in areas affecting by deadly storms last year.

The grants are being awarded to the cities of Newcastle, Midwest City and Norman, and Pottawatomie, Cleveland and Canadian counties. The Caddo Nation of Oklahoma and the Citizen Potawatomi Nation also received grants.

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