As you're probably aware, we are in the season of severe weather time here in Oklahoma.
This post is intended to provide our citizens with valuable information in case of a severe weather threat. Please stay weather aware when the chance of severe weather exists.
The City of Crescent encourage all residents to have a plan of action in place during potential severe weather events. Important supplies such as battery-operated radios, flashlights, and bottled water should be quickly accessible, or already placed in your safe location. In the case of a tornado, remember the safest place to be if you do not have a storm shelter, is in the centermost room on the bottom floor of your house, that has no windows. This could be a closet, bathroom, or pantry if it will fit everyone. It is also advisable to take with you blankets and or a bed mattress to protect you from falling and flying debris.
If you have a storm cellar and have not registered it with our fire department, please remember to do so as soon as possible. This will allow us a list of locations to check in the event of a catastrophic event. We'll provide a link at the end of this article.
If a threat of an imminent Tornado to our area occurs, the tornado siren will sound for 3-5 minutes as soon as the threat is reported. At this time, citizens are advised to take emergency precautions immediately.
Please note that the Crescent City Hall is NOT a public shelter. We ask that you do not attempt to enter city hall in the event of catastrophic weather.
The High School Library will only be open as a public shelter when school is not in session. During school hours, this shelter is reserved for students and faculty only. If you plan to seek shelter there, please keep several things in mind.
1. Do not wait until the last minute. If you plan on seeking shelter at this location, do not wait until the sirens have sounded or the storm is nearby. The last place you want to be in the event of a tornado is in a motor vehicle or on foot.
2. The Shelter is for human use only. Do not bring pets and or livestock.
3. Please remember to be courteous should you need to seek shelter there as it may be quite full of people.