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Preparedness Grant Case Studies: Oklahoma

Between 2006 and 2013, Oklahoma received over $146 million in preparedness grant funding. Oklahoma faces a diverse set of threats and hazards, including tornadoes, wildfires, ice storms, and floods.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfOklahoma’s Regional Response System

Oklahoma created the Regional Response System (RRS)—a collection of specialized units and equipment—to provide all-hazards response throughout the state within two hours of an incident. RRS units have responded to dozens of incidents, including the May 20, 2013 tornado near Oklahoma City.

Icon for file of type application/pdfOklahoma’s School Safety Initiatives

Oklahoma developed two programs—Safe Schools 101 and the Oklahoma School Security Institute (OSSI)—to protect students from natural and manmade hazards. Together, these programs protect schools from the dangers of tornadoes and enhance school security and response plans.