Public Shelter Policy in Oklahoma: Yes for Nukes, No for Natural Disasters
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Oklahoma had licensed more than a half-million public shelters in the mid-'60s, like this one in a Post Office in Sapulpa.
When tornado sirens sound, Oklahomans are on their own.
State leaders encourage people to stay put where they are. But that’s a big change from days many Oklahomans can still remember, when community shelters were seen as crucial to protecting the public from a very different type of disaster.
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