Oklahoma Strong: State Pushes Forward as Storm Travels East



While the East Coast prepares for hail, damaging winds, and flooding from the storm that ripped through Oklahoma on Friday, the state works to rebuild and recover following the twisters that left a path of destruction in their wake.

Best practices are being considered after Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin raised the importance of improving residents' education and awareness regarding safe rooms and as well as the value in taking shelter in a storm at a press conference today at Canadian Valley Technology Center in El Reno, Okla.

"I think we probably need to do a better job educating citizens in our state," Fallin said. "It's also important not to get out. If you're not out on the road, don't try to outrun these things. You never know where a storm may twist and turn."

"I am certainly going to be encouraging schools, colleges, and career technology centers to look at secured, safe rooms in their buildings," she said. "They do work. We just need to encourage people to do more of that in our state."

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