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OKG Newsletter

Topic: tornadoes

Undaunted Durst


Gazette staff
Remember that annoying “Nookie” song all your friends who listened to Top 40 were singing in high school? Something about cookies? And that one puzzling line about where haters could stick it? Yeah, we barely do, either.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Seeking shelter for students


Rep. Joe Dorman
Forty-seven lives were lost during the storms that hit our state last month. The death toll could have been lower if suitable shelters were widely available.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Plane gain

OSU researchers are working on unmanned aircraft with the potential of accumulating data on tornadoes.


Moose Tyler
Oklahoma State University student research teams are designing and building unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) that might someday be used in everything from agriculture to disaster relief and rescue operations.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Something wild

In the aftermath of May’s tornadoes, wildlife experts have seen a rise in displaced animals needing medical care.


Gina A. Dabney
In the wake of May’s devastating tornadoes, a nonprofit in Noble that takes care of wild animals has seen a sharp influx of wildlife.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Back to class

Moore elementary school educators start over with the help of an adopt-a-teacher program.


Dean Anderson
Valerie Singleton has been a teacher at Moore’s Briarwood Elementary School for more than 25 years.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Jump back, Loretta!


Gazette staff
It looks like we’re all going to have to come up with a new tornado drinking game. At the end of August, the Gary England Drinking Game will claim its last drunken storm victim.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013


Marty Morelli
It is said that some people only learn by experience. But, believe me, you don’t want to always have to experience some things to get the picture. I was in both EF5 twisters on May 3, 1999, and May 20, 2013, that struck Moore.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Resilient repetition

What about the other issues that emerge more slowly and with fewer cliches nearly 6 months after May's weather disaster?


Kurt Hochenauer
Anyone who has lived in the Oklahoma City area for a long time knows the post-disaster refrains by heart.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013

BREAKING: Petition drive seeks storm shelter funding

Victims of the May tornadoes, with Take Shelter Oklahoma, called this an apolitical effort


Tim Farley
Supporters of school storm shelters are ready to work. That was the message conveyed by volunteers Wednesday at the State Capitol after it was announced an initiative petition seeking a statewide vote on building storm shelters in all public schools would be launched.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

It still hurts

Time can repair a lot of things, but learning how to live a different life after a major disaster is an ongoing process.


Tim Farley
With the exception of time, life hasn’t changed much for Joy Waldroop during the last six months. She still hurts, agonizes and grieves. New bricks and mortar can’t replace her loss.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013