Oklahoma is know for severe storms that can strike quickly! All storms can cause different types of damage; You may need to respond promptly to one of these Severe Weather threats posed by a storm in your area.
The National Weather Service provides the warnings you need to quickly respond. Listen to the media to know when a storm is approaching your area and when you need to take protective action.
Watch or Warning
- A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are right for the development of storms. Stay tuned to the media for further advisories.
- A Severe Thunderstorm Warning means a storm is approaching and residents should take immediate cover.
Don’t wait until an emergency siren sounds to start looking for flashlights and other things. When severe storms threaten:
- Keep alert
- Stay tuned to the media for current information
- Know where to find shelter and pick the safest spot
- Make sure the entire family knows where to go
- Avoid traveling
Thunderstorms can produce heavy rain, strong winds, lightning, hail and tornadoes.
If you live in a mobile home, you should make sure the mobile home is securely anchored. During storm warnings, you should seek more secure cover and have a plan that includes abandoning your mobile home.
Severe Shelter Registry
The City of Yukon provides a Severe Shelter Registration Program to our residents. This free, voluntary service allows residents who own a personal, severe weather shelter within the Yukon city limits to register their shelter with the Office of Emergency Management. Shelter registration is our proactive response to rescue situations occurring as a result of severe weather.
This program provides rescue personnel valuable timesaving, location information should debris or structural damage due to severe weather block a storm shelter exit. As an additional safeguard, registrants are encouraged to include an out-of-town accountability contact.
To register a storm cellar, safe room, or other personal severe weather shelter, complete the online Storm Shelter Registry form.
If you have questions, contact the Office of Emergency Management at 405-350-5413. Information recorded includes the owner’s name, address, telephone number, and accountability contact; and type, size, specific location, and brief description of the shelter.
This information is maintained by Emergency Management personnel and used only in the event of structural damage from severe weather or other related incidents.