Your 2 Cents: Homebuilders Required To Build Storm Shelters?


Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 10:21 pm
By: News 9


Kelly Ogle, News 9

OKLAHOMA CITY -- I asked Monday night whether home builders here should be required to include storm shelter in their new homes.

Mixed reaction, starting with Rick in the Village: "Safety vs cost vs government intrusion."

But Genell from Shawnee writes: "A state tax credit for existing home owners would be a great incentive."

David in Prague: "We do not need another government mandate to legislate personal responsibility."

And Donald in Hennessey with this shot at me: "Keep thinking like that and soon you will be running for Congress."

Lisa in Noble: "The difference in a house payment over the years is a little change every month."

Craig a retired fire chief writes: "Such SAFE places should be as common as an indoor toilet."

Mary from El Reno lost her daughter in a tornado. She says: "Losing everything in a storm is devastating, but losing someone you love is truly losing everything."

Barb in Piedmont: "We had multiple families split between 2 shelters in Piedmont when the storm was headed our way."

Finally James in Bethany writes: "I'll just keep doing what I do in my $38,000 shack... Grab a lawn chair and sit on the patio."