OK Company Donates Weather Radios To Every Public School Statewide


Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 6:27 pm
By: News 9


Red Cross is educating children in schools about how to be prepared for Oklahoma weather and a big donation helped get the point across.

A lot of public schools across the state do not have a weather radio and when a big Oklahoma company found out, it footed the bill to fix it.

Students at Northeast Academy in Oklahoma City have been talking about and studying severe weather for nearly a month.

They even have their storm plans mapped out.

“Our family, we just go to our closet, that's all. And have our stuff, our first aid stuff,” said Alaja Day.

“Make sure you have everything, like, just in case you don't have to go back for nothing [sic] or anything,” said Jayla Threatt.

Tuesday, the school received one more tool to help them be prepared.

Tulsa-based company Williams made sure every public school in the state has a NOAA weather radio, just in time for tornado season.

“This was a perfect opportunity for us to kind of marry the two, both safety and education,” said Stephanie Timmermeyer with Williams Companies. “This is just kind of one more resource for them if there is severe weather, so we were really happy to do it,” she added.

Teachers, administrators and support staffs already give so selflessly to protect their students every day and the radios will only help them more.

Williams bought 1,800 radios statewide with a total price tag of $75,000.

“I think that is awesome,” said Northeast Academy science teacher Carole Thompson. “A company that is wanting make sure all the students are aware because the kids are our future,” she added.

The teachers and students already learned how to program the weather radio so they will be listening to it during the next storm.