Should disaster strike, there will soon be a new shelter on the city of Tulsa's west side.
Tuesday, the Red Cross toured the Greater Cornerstone Community Center at 5610 S. 41st St W Avenue to make sure it has all of the requirements necessary.
Its 100-point checklist includes showers, a great gymnasium, computers and a kitchen.
The Red Cross says-- today was all about being prepared.
"Of course we have the fires that just occurred in Creek County, that could come to this side of the town any time." says Brian Jensen, Sr. Director of Emergency Services. "The 2007 ice storms is a prime example is a prime example where we had hundreds and hundreds of people that were sheltered across the region."
In addition, the community center also has a medical center that the Red Cross nurses can use.
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