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  • A rescue worker with his search dog looks through the remains of a home in Moore, Okla. Residents were allowed to return to their homes for the first time Wednesday, with local officials confident there are no more victims buried beneath the rubble.
(Dallas Morning News via Associated Press)

    In Oklahoma tornado's aftermath, talk of 'safe rooms'

    As Moore, Okla., begins to dig out of the wreckage wrought by Monday's killer storm, attention is shifting to the steps state officials may take to limit the loss of life the next time a tornado strikes — a question of "when," not "if."

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  • TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett and Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management director Albert Ashwood have announced the completion of a new $2.2 million flood control project.

    $2.2 million Tulsa flood control project completed →

  • "You can't just have this blanket policy targeting where the real casualties are occurring would be a much wiser use of funding if you're going to do it at all," he said Wednesday. "The seven fatalities at the elementary school — I feel the tragedy that they're dealing with. But let's take a step back and look at what percentage of casualties happen in schools. It's only about 5 percent, whereas it's about 40 percent in mobile homes,"

    In Oklahoma tornado's aftermath, talk of 'safe rooms' →

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