• City of Tulsa creates map of businesses affected by midtown tornado


    TULSA, Okla. - Quick facts:


    • One week after a tornado touched down in midtown Tulsa, business and shop owners are beginning to reopen their stores, according to city officials.
    • They say Mayor G.T Bynum’s Office and the City’s Information Technology Department put together a map of open businesses in the area impacted by the tornado.  
    • “I urge Tulsans to support and frequent our friends and neighbors that are open for business following the tornado,” Mayor G.T. Bynum said. “The 41st and Yale corridor received a substantial amount of damage and to have businesses operational today truly shows how resilient our community is.”
    • The map will be updated as businesses continue to open.
    • Businesses that are closed due to the tornado are working to make necessary repairs.
    • Officials say affected property owners will be issued expedited repair permits for any demolition, repair, trade (electrical, mechanical or plumbing) or temporary structure permits through September 15.
    • To speak with a City of Tulsa Permit Center representative, call (918) 596-9456. The permit center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 


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