- Storm Shelter Lottery Registration for OKC Residents
Last year, Oklahoma experienced one of the worst tornado seasons in history. It caused billions of dollars in damage, produced numerous injuries and left thousands homeless. In May 2014, the Red Cross announced that it had awarded an additional $6.5 million in grant money to be used for new storm shelters so residents can be safe during a future weather event. Oklahoma City has developed an electronic lottery system to fairly distribute the city’s portion of the grant money that includes a total of 830 rebates. A maximum rebate of $2500 is available per home selected and it’s valid for those who have already installed a shelter after rebuilding or relocating in the city limits.
OKC Residents can register to win a rebate from the lottery
A recently installed storm shelter ready for use can be a great choice for any of the lottery winners.
Oklahoma City storm shelters are the ideal commodity for those who want superior protection when another devastating storm occurs. Tornadoes are always a reality and it’s better to be prepared now then wait until the beginning of next season. National storm shelter manufacturers such as Survive-A-Storm offer several shelter options such as above ground storm shelters, underground storm shelters, and garage storm shelters. All constructed to FEMA 320 and ICC-500 standards and third party tested to withstand winds up to 250mph (EF-5 strength). Residents whose homes were damaged or destroyed in the May 2013 tornadoes are eligible to participate in the lottery. In order to install a storm shelter in OKC, residents must receive notice from and then may proceed with the installation.
The lottery has been designed for easy application through an online link and also can be completed in person at the City Clerk’s office in City Hall. Time is limited with a start date of September 1 and ending September 30.
To apply, OKC residents can visit:
In Person: 2nd floor of City Hall
200 North Walker Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK