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Teacher looks forward
Since May 20, Robin Dziedzic has been counting her blessings....
Veterans find relief helping Moore tornado victims, cleanup
For the city of Moore, it’s free tornado relief. For almost 400 U.S. military veterans, it’s an opportunity to put their training to use and continue helping people. Made up mostly of military veterans, Team Rubicon volunteers arrived in ...
Demolition clears ground for new beginnings
Eight years ago, Brenda Carpenter helped open Moore’s new hospital to the world. She helped deliver the center’s first male and female babies and its first set of twins. Now, as excavator machines gather around the shattered ruin of the ...
Time for clean slate for Moore Medical Center
Tuesday morning, the scenery at Fourth Street and Telephone Road in Moore changed once again....
Schools think outside the FEMA-funded box when building tornado shelters
For the past 23 years, Edmond Public Schools has added tornado shelters to every new school building project. None of those shelters have been built with Federal Emergency Management Agency dollars....
Local veterans explore a restored B-17 bomber visiting Norman
Joe Jones was born one year and 13 days too late. The Wayne native came into this world April 24, 1945, almost two weeks after his uncle, George Taylor, was shot down and killed during a bomber run in World War II....
May tornadoes prompt heightened scrutiny of school shelters
Barely a month since their occurrence, the tornadic events of May have joined the ranks of high-profile school emergencies as a source of heightened scrutiny on schools’ emergency preparedness....
Experts say that residents should have emergency preparedness plans
Though tornado season rolls into Oklahoma year in and year out, unpredictably dangerous twisters catch many who have no emergency plan off-guard, resulting in injuries or death....
Schools need better shelters during storms
Analysis and improvement of schools’ storm procedures is nothing new for scholars like Stephanie Hoekstra, whose master’s thesis was based on this topic in 2011....
Seeking shelter in the storm
Having lived through ice storms, wildfires, blizzards, excruciating heat waves and, of course, tornadoes, it seems as if whatever Mother Nature pelts Oklahomans with might slow us down for a brief time, but we always get back up, dust ourselves off and go on.
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