Kay County Emergency Preparedness: Shelters and Severe Weather Information

Ponca City Now - May 6, 2024 2:23 pm

Attached is best guidance for home sheltering.
Below is a list of current confirmed Public Shelters in and around Kay County.
-Kaw City:
• Kaw Nation- 746 Grandview Drive. Between Museum and Title 6 building. Always open until at capacity.
-Newkirk: Triggered at Tornado Watch. Open to public with Tornado Warning.
• Newkirk Library 116 N Maple.
• Newkirk High School Gymnasium 625 W. South
• Kaw Nation- 3151 E. River Road. East side of Health Clinic. Always open until at capacity.
-Tonkawa: Triggered at Tornado Watch.
• Tonkawa Elementary School- 501 N. Public.
• Tonkawa High School overflow from Elementary. 500 E. North Ave.
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May be an image of tornado and text that says 'Tornado Safety Guidelines Your chances of surviving even the strongest tornado are excellent if you follow these basic guidelines Safest Place: undergound shelter above ground safe room basement In home or sturdy building: to the lowest level put as many walls between you and the outside as possible cover up with pillows or cushions to block flying debris You are NOT safe: in a vehicle in a mobile home outdoors f @NWSNorman'

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