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Severe weather requires advanced planning for older adults


April 19, 2020

STILLWATER, Okla. – Oklahomans are well-versed in what it takes to prepare for severe weather such as tornadoes. Advanced planning is a must to help ensure everyone’s safety. This is especially important for special populations such as older adults.

An emergency contingency plan is a great way to help reduce risk, said Gina Peek, Oklahoma State University Extension housing and consumer specialist.

“We know we don’t always get a lot of advance warning of a tornado. This is why it’s important for older adults to have an emergency plan in place,” Peek said. “Preparing ahead of...

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