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Protect Yourself During a Tornado THIS NEWS ITEM EXPIRED 6/20/2013 AND IS NO LONGER ACTIVE AND MAY NOT REFLECT CURRENT INFORMATION! THIS INFORMATION IS FOR ARCHIVAL PURPOSES ONLY!
5/16/2013 With severe weather always a possibility during this time of this year make sure you are ready to Protect yourself during a tornado.
Where you seek shelter depends on where you are when the tornado is approaching;
If you are inside a building
o Go to a pre-designated shelter area such as a safe room, basement, or storm cellar, or the lowest level.
o If there is no basement, go to an interior room away from corners, windows, and doors in the lowest level of the structure. If you can, get under a table or heavy furniture
o Protect your arms, neck, and head
If you are in a trailer or mobile home
o Leave immediately and get to a storm shelter or the first floor of a sturdy building
If you are caught outside
o Donít try to outrun a tornado in your car
o Get inside a storm shelter or nearby sturdy building
o If you are in your car, never get under an overpass or bridge.
o If a sturdy building is not available, seek shelter in a low-lying area-perhaps a ditch-cover your head with your hands, a helmet, or a coat or blanket if you have one
If you're thinking about starting a construction project?
Be sure to check on the necessary permits and licenses. Call the Code Enforcement Division at 405-878-1666 if you have questions regarding City Building Codes. Zoning issues are handled by the Community Development Division
Residential or "Garage" Sales require a permit too. The cost is $10.00 for a 2 day permit and you are allowed 3 sales a year. The price includes 3 signs. They can be obtained at 222 N Broadway and you can call 405-878-1616 if you have any questions. Your sale will be Listed Here for free as well.
The City issues numerous other permits and licenses. If in doubt, call the Planning and Building Department at one of the above numbers.
Need to Report Nuisance Property?
You can view and report high grass and weeds, inoperative cars, derelict cars, or vacant buildings, online at the Action Center or call 405-878-1602.
Several assistance programs are available to help ensure that our citizens are able to afford quality housing. The City's CDBG Urban Renewal Office administers loan and grant programs for emergency repairs and home improvement.