- Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says the state, which rests firmly in "Tornado Alley," will not require schools, businesses or individuals to add storm shelters or safe rooms.
- Fallin cited Tulsa World estimates that the cost of adding a shelter to every public school in the state would cost more than $2 billion--almost a third of the state's budget--and said school districts would have to decide whether or not to include shelters.
- The debate over safe rooms arose following the destruction last month of two Moore, Okla., public elementary schools by a tornado that devastated the area.
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OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin said Oklahoma will not have a law requiring schools to add storm shelters or safe rooms. ...