Oklahoma Schools Need Adequate Tornado Shelters, Says Petition

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Rachel Maddow reported recently on her cable news show that the town of Moore has an unacceptably low number of tornado shelters for it residents. Even public elementary schools were without adequate places for children to go for safety during the powerful tornadoes that ripped through the town last month. A petition has begun recently on Change.org to address the problem.

The petition, entitled “Mary Fallin and the Oklahoma State Legislature: Enact Legislation to Ensure OK Schools have Adequate Tornado Shelters” says:

“As many as 24 little children at an elementary school in Moore may have lost their lives because there has never been the money to build secure storm shelters for them. All schools should be able to accommodate all students and faculty, if not below ground, then in some area of the building constructed specifically to withstand 200 mph winds.”

If you’d like to sign this petition, go to Change.org.