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Tulsa Officials Urge Residents to Register Storm Shelters

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City officials are asking residents to register their storm shelters in the event of a natural disaster.

Spring in Green Country typically brings severe weather. And programs like the City of Tulsa's Storm Shelter Registry are aimed at helping emergency crews locate residents that may possibly be stuck in their storm shelter after an event such as a tornado.

"This program will provide emergency personnel with time-saving information," a release described.

Last season the Tulsa area experienced several episodes of severe weather. One of them being powerful windstorm in July that hit the area leaving several residents without power and approximately 200 square miles of tree and storm debris.

Officials also want to remind that only shelters in the city limits can be registered. Those shelters must meet FEMA guidelines.

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