At an Oklahoma Watch-Out forum on Thursday, well-known meteorologist Gary England and Department of Emergency Management Director Albert Ashwood talked about storm protection, home and school shelters, TV weather communications, seeking disaster aid, and whether Oklahomans prepare enough for storm season.

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EXCERPTS:

Gary England: Advice to Public

Albert Ashwood: Thoughts on 2013 Severe Storms

Gary England: The Role of a TV Meteorologist

Albert Ashwood: Securing Federal Disaster Aid

Gary England: Tornado Myths

Albert Ashwood: Subsidies for Home Storm Shelters


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