Oklahoma City mandates safe rooms in new schools

The move will affect 24 districts that have schools inside Oklahoma City limits.

Photo: FEMA via Wikimedia Commons
Photo: FEMA via Wikimedia Commons
March 19, 2014

A plan requiring all new schools in Oklahoma City to have storm shelters or safe rooms has been approved and is now part of the building code.

The move will affect 24 districts that have schools inside Oklahoma City limits.

Last month, we reported on the city of Tulsa, Okla., considering a proposed change to the city's building code that would require storm shelters in new school construction.

Building storm shelters in schools has become a major statewide issue after the May 20, 2013 tornado that killed seven children in a Moore, Okla., elementary school.

(http://www.news9.com/story/24821747/safe-rooms-in-schools-now-part-of-okc-building-code)

         
 

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