Tulsa residents encouraged to register their storm shelters

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Reported by: Brittany Jeffers
Updated: 5/26/2013 7:11 pm Published: 5/26/2013 7:03 pm

Following the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma, Tulsa city officials are encouraging everyone to registers their storm shelters.

"The event has everyone at a heightened level of trying to prepare better and faster," said Roger Jolliff with the Tulsa Area Emergency Management Agency.

He says that the city is currently working on a system that would allow people to register their shelters online.

"Any time that we can automate something it is just a better system,' said Jolliff.

Until the online system is developed, Jolliff says officials are encouraging people who own storm shelters to register them bycalling emergency management.

He says that information will be used by first responders in the event of a tornado.

"The first responders will have that information and as they check the addresses they already have this information available to them to let them know that a particular residence has a safe room," said Jolliff.

Sand Springs Emergency Management is also asking people to register their shelters. The database will only be accessed for rescue activity.

To register a shelter in the Sand Springs area, call the Emergency Operations Center at 918-246-2610.

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Unwashed Mass - 5/26/2013 8:04 PM
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"The database will only be accessed for rescue activity" Much of what makes a safe room safe is no one knowing it's there.
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