The spring of 2013 wielded a veracious tornado season, especially for Moore and Shawnee Oklahoma, where numerous tornadoes hit, reaching strengths to EF5 and leaving behind great devastation. More than twenty-four people died, and 377 were reported injured. This effect was similar to those of the tornadoes that ripped through this area back in 1999 and killing more than 50 people.With such recent history and severe damage caused by the 1999 tornadoes, many had hoped Moore residents would have been better prepared with storm shelters, but very few were. However, the money from the ShelterMoore Grant Program is helping the citizens of the Moore community correct the issue by helping rebate winners reach their goal of owning storm shelters so that, in the event of future tornados, they will be able to protect their families.Despite new residential building requirements with stronger construction in place, most homes are still no match for an EF4 or EF5 tornado. No one knows this better than Oklahomans. So what can be done to ensure safe living in a state full of people who love it and want to keep calling Oklahoma home? One step is to build homes from the strongest materials available. Another is to provide that home with a safe room to weather the storm.The safest place to be during one of these horrific windstorms is a FEMA compliant storm shelter. Many Oklahomans know this, but something–whether it be finances or time–has still prevented some people from equipping their homes with a safe room or storm shelter.