Preparedness is Key
Oklahomans are no strangers to severe weather and the terrible destruction that can result from it. Our past experiences serve as a sobering reminder that we must be ready at a moment’s notice to face tornadoes and other unpredictable weather patterns. In Oklahoma, it’s not a matter of “if” but “when” that time will come.
While we always hope and pray that our communities will be spared from the destructive wrath of severe weather, we also must proceed with caution knowing that this time of year usually marks a season of frequent storms. Remember, it was sadly in the month of May that my hometown of Moore was ruthlessly beat down by tornadoes in a matter of minutes – on May 3, 1999, as well as on May 20, 2013. Unfortunately, severe storms this year have already caused devastating damage and heartbreaking loss of life in areas of our state and in many other southern states. As we ride out this mysterious season of nature with the added challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is even more critical that all Oklahomans take time to review their emergency response plans and build readiness kits. And if you don’t have something like this prepared, now is the time to act.
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