Safe Room Grants & Rebates: How it Works

Raise your hand if you’ve received a safe room grant or rebate in Oklahoma. We’ve gotten so many calls this week from rebate recipients…….. Now what do you do? Let me tell you, I’ve attended grant and rebate meetings recently and they make it sound like a scary thing. The process is not as scary as it sounds, I promise. We are experts at working with Oklahoma homeowners who have received a safe room grant or rebate. We’ve worked with more grant & rebate recipients than we can Continue reading →

Storm Shelter Grant & Rebate Programs: How to Apply

Over the last several years, we have installed more storm shelters & safe rooms for storm shelter grant and storm shelter rebate recipients than we can count. We’ve worked with American Red Cross, numerous cities and counties in Oklahoma, and most Native American Tribes in Oklahoma. Storm shelter grants & rebates both give homeowners assistance in purchasing a storm shelter, but they work a little differently. A Storm Shelter Rebate program offers the homeowner a rebate of a certain dollar amount or percentage of the storm shelter value. The homeowner must pay for Continue reading →

City of Newcastle Storm Shelter Rebate Program

The City of Newcastle, Oklahoma has received the FEMA Storm Shelter Grant & awardees + alternates were announced at tonight’s meeting at the Newcastle Storm Shelter. We are experts at working with grant & rebate recipients. We make the process as easy as possible for you! All of our storm shelter doors are powder coated to prevent rust, have a triple latch system & are tested at Texas Tech University. Each shelter, above & below ground, exceed FEMA guidelines, are built to withstand an F5 tornado, come Continue reading →

TEM Announces 2017 Safe Room Rebate Program

Tuttle Emergency Management has announced a storm shelter rebate program that could provide up to $2,000 in rebates to residents installing new individual storm shelters or safe rooms at their Tuttle homes. Click here to download the application. Eligibility requirements: Property must be inside Tuttle City Limits Applicants must OWN the property The property must be the applicant’s primary residence Residential properties only Installation of NEW safe rooms only Safe Room/storm shelter may not be constructed in the floodplain Two mandatory applicant meetings will be Continue reading →

Choosing a Storm Shelter Company: What You Should Know

It’s March in Oklahoma. Springtime & storm season. Time to think about finally getting that storm shelter you’ve been wanting. There are so many storm shelter companies out there. But which one do you call? Who can you trust? With all the scams happening in our state (especially after a storm), it’s smart to do your research. We’ve compiled a list of the most important things you should know and look for when choosing a storm shelter company. **This post is focused on storm shelter companies and Continue reading →

Touch-a-Truck 2017

Tuttle Elementary PTO Last weekend, we participated in our first Touch-a-Truck fundraising event hosted by Tuttle Elementary PTO. Families from all over the Oklahoma City Metro came to Tuttle to explore heavy equipment and vehicles that you don’t really get an opportunity to interact with very often, if at all. We spent the day with fire trucks, police cars, other heavy equipment, monster trucks, a limo, a mini sprint race car, tow trucks, vintage tractors and even a helicopter! Our backhoe was a huge hit Continue reading →

Severe Weather Vocabulary You Need to Know

Storm season is in full swing in Oklahoma and we’ve heard it’s going to be crazy this year!  To give you a better understanding of what the weathermen are talking about, here are some frequently used weather terms that can help keep your family safe during severe weather: Advisory – A statement issued by the National Weather Service when a weather event is expected to be an inconvenience to residents in the area, but does not meet warning criteria. During the spring months, watch for Significant Weather Continue reading →

Storm Shelter Registration

If you haven’t registered your storm shelter with your County or City’s Emergency Management department, follow the links below to get registered in your county. Your information will be entered into a database so in the event of a disaster, the county will be able to determine where people may be trapped! Canadian County Emergency Management – 405-295-6350 City of Yukon Cleveland County City of Norman Grady County Logan County Emergency Management – 405-282-0494 McClain County Oklahoma County Edmond Nichols Hills Oklahoma City Pottawatomie County – 405-878-1650 Once you’ve registered Continue reading →