Currently, BWA is working with Woodward to put safe rooms in the town’s schools including Cedar Heights Elementary, Highland Parks Elementary, Horace Mann Elementary, the high school and the middle school.
Woodward holds the state record for the deadliest tornado since 1882 with over 100 fatalities during an April 9, 1947 EF-5 tornado.
Safe rooms serve multiple purposes, said Williams. In Woodward they will double as classrooms. Other uses of safe rooms include band rooms, cafeterias, gymnasiums and locker rooms.