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Norman City Council Votes To Close Public Buildings As Storm Shelters

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NORMAN, Oklahoma -

The Norman City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to no longer open public buildings as storm shelters, instead recommending a "Shelter in Place" tornado plan.

The issue was first brought up by the Norman fire chief back in March.

Fire Chief James Fullingim said then families would be safer staying at home than at that city's public storm shelters, that the city's public shelters were not designed to withstand the impact of a tornado.

3/5/2013 Related Story: Norman Fire Chief Recommends "Shelter In Place" Tornado Plan

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