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Friday, 24 May 2013 13:37

Is Your Child's School Prepared For Disaster?

TULSA, Oklahoma – The video of two Moore elementary schools ravaged by Monday's tornadoes brings a powerful reaction from parents: What if that were my child's school? How would rescuers know where to find my child? Would they have the resources to get to them quickly when every second counts?

It turns out lawmakers acted on those fears after the 2003 tornado that hit Moore and Southeast Oklahoma City, with the Oklahoma Emergency Management Act of 2003.

Part of that law requires all schools to write up a disaster and emergency preparedness plan and keep it on file with their local emergency management office, and update it each year.