Safe Storm Shelters Saved Lives During Oklahoma Tornado

ABC News - “There are above ground and below ground storm shelters that offer. And near absolute occupant protection from the worst case tornado. Many homes and tornado Alley don’t have basements because of loose clay soil — because they flood easily,” said Texas Tech University’s Ernst Kiesling.

It's a big question tonight about safe rooms and those two schools. That took the direct hit and more Oklahoma. As the storm descended we -- one alarm sounded sixteen minutes ahead of time and there were some people able to run -- to shelters hoping to be safe.

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"There are above ground and below ground storm shelters that offer. And near absolute occupant protection from the worst case tornado. Many homes and tornado Alley don't have basements because of loose clay soil -- because they flood easily," said Texas Tech University's Ernst Kiesling.

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