Despite experiencing some of the most severe weather events in the nation, there are no state laws requiring storm shelters in Oklahoma. Public shelters have largely been closed leaving people with disabilities without a safe option during storms.
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Governor Mary Fallin on Tuesday announced $1.8 million from the state emergency fund — which will qualify Oklahoma for even more in federal money — to fix 65 dams.
OWRB Executive Director J.D. Strong told The Oklahoman the reason Duncan was denied the grant is simple.
Luschen reports work on the study would begin in early 2015 and last about two years.
For many, it’s been decades since that risk was determined, and the potential hazard has changed because Oklahoma has changed.
The water situation for the city of Duncan continues to deteriorate.
The announcement of the study comes as one city, Duncan, considers rarely used Stage 4 water restrictions.
The lake is the main source of water for Duncan, which is already rationing.
Southwestern Oklahoma continues to be brutalized as it heads into a fourth consecutive year of drought.