Oklahoma City’s new tornado siren policy makes it more important than ever to immediately take shelter and get more information when you hear a siren. The important new policy change divides OKC into zones. When the National Weather Service (NWS) issues a tornado warning, only the sirens in zones covered by the warning will sound. Residents and visitors don’t need to know what zone they’re in, only to immediately take shelter and get more information if they hear a siren. More
Crews collecting ice storm debris are on their second pass through OKC after recently finishing the first pass. Crews had already collected 60,000 tons of debris related to the Thanksgiving weekend ice storm as of Jan. 26. About 450 of OKC’s 620 square miles were affected by the storm. Crews collected a daily average of about 2,000 tons in their first 30 working days. More
Oklahoma City homeowners whose homes were damaged by wind, hail, flooding or a tornado during the May 19-20 or 31, 2013, storms can apply for free storm-related home repairs. Even homes with minor storm damage could be eligible. The funding can be used to replace roofs, windows, fencing, floors and more. More | Apply
Oklahoma City and surrounding communities have implemented Progressive Water Conservation Stages. Mandatory odd/even watering (Stage 1) is now permanently in effect. More
Got a run-down sidewalk in front of your house? The City could split the cost of repairing or replacing it. The Oklahoma City Council voted Tuesday to create the Sidewalk Repair and Replacement Program, which allows the City to pay for half of the cost of fixing eligible broken sidewalks. Up to $100,000 in annual funding is available. More
Oklahoma City is giving away an estimated 235 free storm shelters to Oklahoma City homeowners who qualify based on household income. To qualify, a family of two can earn up to $41,300; a family of four can earn up to $51,600 and a family of six can earn up to $59,900. The storm shelters are available only to Oklahoma City residents who were affected in some way by the May 19-20 or 31, 2013 storms. Damage as insignificant as downed branches could qualify. The applicant must own and live in the home to qualify. Rental property is not eligible. Call 297-2846 for details or visit okc.gov/recover.
Oklahoma City’s 2014 Consumer Confidence Report is now environmentally friendly. You can read the report online, print a copy or download it. This annual report lets you know how Oklahoma City’s drinking water stacks up against stringent federal and state water standards and provides details about the source and quality of your water.
Oklahoma City homeowners wanting to save money on their electric and gas bill by making their home more energy efficient can apply for a green home loan offered through the City of Oklahoma City. More
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