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Do they not have tornado shelters under the school buildings in Oklahoma?

I haven't heard anything mentioned on the news about tornado shelters under the schools in "Tornado Alley".

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I live in Oklahoman and sadly no the lame brains don't have hardly any tornado shelters under the schools for the children and staff to seek safety. It's rather very ridiculous to me that they don't I mean some might actually have shelters under the school, but mine however didn't. Whenever there were a tornado we were to follow the procedures of heading out into the hallway and face toward the wall with our backs facing the middle of the hallway. And hoped that we weren't hit by it, but I am really sorry for those who lost their loved ones....

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Thanks. They just now said the kids were in the hall, just like you mentioned.
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You're welcome and I hope they're alright and stay that way.
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So sad. I'm happy tho that you're ok hon.
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I Wish They Were Smart Enough. =P
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Apparently not... which is utterly ridiculous considering the fact that particularly town has been hit by devastating tornadoes before. To be fair though, I think some of the children that died actually drowned, though if they'd been in a good shelter, it wouldn't have happened either.

You couldn't pay me enough to live in one of those areas without some sort of underground shelter. It's just heartbreaking seeing the damage that's been done.

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My schools don't.. A lot of schools don't.. Which is stupid. :P
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I was wondering the same thing. Turns out that the ground is mostly clay, which for whatever reason makes it extremely difficult and expensive to build shelters or basements or anything in the ground.

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Unbelievable! I thought maybe I just missed the part where they talked about shelters, I guess not.
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Ok, they just now said the kids were in the hallway, so I guess that answers it.
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I went into a hallway in school during tornado drills. We never had a basement. I didn't live in tornado alley though.
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U would think that we would have something under the schools!! It is ridiculous!! I've lived here in Oklahoma all my life. Very good place to live, but u have to b able to get somewhere safe, fast!!!

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Hi, I hope you and yours are well and comfortable. I feel terrible about what's happening there in your fine state. Is someone taking care of the animals during this disaster?
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I watched the news closely and the students said they all went to an inner bathroom to be safe. What a horrid way to die--buried under a building. I hadn't heard any children had been killed, in fact, the newscaster said none of the children had been killed.

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They just said a minute ago that the kids were in the hallway, so I guess that means there is no underground shelter :-(
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You are right, no underground shelters. It was a second school that had children killed--horrid. Poor babies. If we can put men on the moon and bring them back, we can bloody well build tornado shelters for people who have these storms coming through their towns. Why don't we do it? And we are one of the richest nations in the world, can't we afford to have the government pay to build the shelters?
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According to the Oklahoma City Manager, they do not. They took shelter in the restrooms, which is the safest place but they can't hold huge numbers of kids.

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I think parents are gonna demand it when they rebuild.
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LexiPo
Shame on the City Manager. He obviously mis-managed this big time.
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they are digging them out of the basement (shelter) it caved in on them and filled with water ,they drown

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no
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Money! There is never money.

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There's only enough money to pay salaries which are often substandard. Each city official should be brought up on charges. I lost count, but I think that 9 children and several educators died.
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Nope. Not at our school. Im in Oklahoma and its because we have hardly any money for stuff. Its awful.

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I'm glad you're ok!
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There was a tornado less than a mile from my house about a month ago. Luckily no one was hurt, but our neighbors roof was ripped off and there was no power for about a week. Sad thing. And thanks
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They had shelters. Unfortunately not F-4-5 strong. My heart just bleeds for these people. Especially the families of the kids, and the little ones who witnessed all this. I pray God dulls these memories and heals their hearts soon.

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I heard the school had a basement where some of the kids lost their lives.

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Janinefer
Not correct, I believe it was a ground level closet.
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I said it was what I heard.
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Janinefer
Well, didn't I help?
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Yeah, if you're correct.
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LexiPo

Sadly most don't. Just another reason to not re-elect anyone. Especially during school elections.

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Janinefer

For the ambitious construction companies, here's an idea. Good observation Tony.
Perhaps this will save lives.

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Schools used to be built to be shelters in case of bombings or natural disasters.
Now they are built to be interment facilities in case of martial law.
Even notice how the new ones have hardly any windows?
It is sad and sick the government doesn't care about children anymore, but will even use them to create emotion.
But Jesus' love prevails.

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Yup...

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