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Tonight: On Tap – How do we minimize loss from tornadoes?

Filed by Rachel Hubbard in Feature.
June 26, 2013

It’s on everyone’s minds.  Even people who have lived in Oklahoma for a long time have started to question their tornado safety plans and whether or not we should change building codes or storm shelter requirements.  Will it help prevent the horror we’ve just experienced from happening again?  And what’s the role of the community and the government in protecting people from storms, and who pays for it?

We’ll talk about it at the next On Tap, Wednesday, June 26.  It starts at 6 p.m. at Picasso Café at 3009 Paseo St  Oklahoma City, OK 73103.  Picasso’s provides the appetizers, you buy the drinks, and we’ll host the conversation.


Photo by Joe Wertz, StateImpact Oklahoma

One Response to “Tonight: On Tap – How do we minimize loss from tornadoes?”

  1. Rep. David Perryman says:

    State Representative Richard Morrissette has wisely requested an interim house study on this issue. The study will address, “What is a hurricane tie or high wind clip and what costs are involved in retrofitting older homes and new-build?” The study will also include a review of non-traditional high-wind design construction such as that used in rebuilding Greensburg, Kansas, after an F-5, and a post-Hurricane Sandy review of building code modifications occurring along the New England Coast and in storm prone areas such as Florida and other Gulf Coast locales.

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