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August 16th Del City FORTIFIED Home Lunch and Learn for Building Code Officials and Building Inspectors

IBHS FORTIFIED Home™ High Wind / High Wind and Hail Lunch and Learn for Building Code Officials and Inspectors* *This education course Applying Fortified Home Concepts for Residential Construction in Oklahoma has been approved by the International Code Council for … Continue reading

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August 6, 2017 Tornado

These photos were taken on Monday August 7, 2017 of the commercial area between Yale and I-44 on East 41st Street, with two additional photos of a residential area just to the west of 41st Street and Yale. Our Executive … Continue reading

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August Key Message: Low Impact Development

Low Impact Development (LID) Improves Water Quality and Quantity What is low impact development (LID)? It is a development and engineering design approach used to maintain pre-developed or natural site hydrology under post-development conditions. LID improves both stormwater quantity and … Continue reading

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August Hazards of the Month: Drought and Expansive Soils

Sneaky and Silent, Drought and Expansive Soils can impact our community in ways that are less visible than their flashier stormy cousins. DROUGHT Drought can sneak up on a region over time (compared to flooding) but can be aggravated by … Continue reading

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July Key Message: Flood Risk Still Exists! You have Options if you live in a Repetitive Loss or Flood-Prone Area

Once considered the most flood-prone city in America, Tulsa has worked hard to reduce or eliminate flooding of its homes and neighborhoods. Nonetheless, flood risk still exists! The City joined the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Flood Insurance Program … Continue reading

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July Hazard of the Month: Lightning

Lightning – When Thunder Roars, Go indoors! What’s all the noise about? Thunder’s roar is caused by the shock wave in the air near a lightning bolt. Lightning is the most constant and widespread threat to people and property during … Continue reading

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June Key Message: Get A Building Permit When Constructing in Flood-Prone Areas

Building permits ensure safe construction in Tulsa’s flood-prone areas. The City of Tulsa’s permitting process is designed to ensure that new construction and substantial improvement projects are reasonably safe from flooding. A permit is required for all new construction and … Continue reading

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June Hazard of the Month: Extreme Heat

High temperatures and high humidity make summers in Oklahoma dangerous for many. When it’s also dry, dust storms and drought can make matters worse. From 1981 to 2010, the City of Tulsa averaged 10 – 15 days per year with … Continue reading

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Prepárese / Be Prepared

Our partners at Key Plus Broadcasting are running the following preparedness messages in English and Spanish at Que Buena Tulsa KXTD 104.9fm 1530am 100.3fm and The Wolf 94.5fm. Thank you Key Plus Broadcasting for sharing this important information. Español Prepárese … Continue reading

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CRO DeVon Douglass gave an engaging presentation at Disaster Resilience Network Tri-Council Meeting

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