500K Oklahoma students don't have storm shelters

Friday, September 27, 2013

The statewide survey on shelters in Oklahoma schools uncovered that more than 500,000 students and educators do not have a safe place to go at school during severe weather. The report showed:

- 695 schools (38.5% of Oklahoma public schools) do have some type of shelter area.

- The remaining 1,109 schools have no refuge or safe area of any kind (61.5% of Oklahoma public schools).

- Of the 695 schools that have a shelter area, only 271 schools (15% of Oklahoma public schools) have a storm shelter that is designed to withstand 250 mph winds.

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