OKC Gives Away Free Storm Shelters to Residents

OKC Gives Away Free Storm Shelters to Residents

A sudden change in the atmosphere can create the perfect environment for a natural disaster, most especially in the case of tornadoes. There have been many instances these devastating occurrences in our state alone that have placed the lives of thousands in peril. Oftentimes, the worst case scenarios come when people are unprepared for natural disasters.

Storm shelters are safe havens during storms. These rooms can protect anyone who takes cover inside them, even when the storm is at its worst.

The City of Oklahoma City acknowledges the importance of residents having access to storm shelters. Hence, they will be giving away free storm shelters to qualified residents. In total, there will be around 235 storm shelters given away. The storm shelters will be in-ground or above ground shelters.

Applicants who desire to own a storm shelter must first qualify for the program. Qualified residents include those who were affected by the May 2013 storms. They must own and live in their home and not on a rental property. In addition, their income must comply with the established bracket: up to $34,400 for a single individual, up to $39,300 for a family of two, up to $44,200 for a family of three, up to $49,100 for a family of four, up to $53,050 for a family of five and up to $57,000 for a family of six.

The storm shelters will be given on a first come, first serve basis of enrollment in the program.

Cindy Daniel
Oklahoma City Real Estate

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