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Oklahoma Watch: Oklahoma cities must navigate hazard mitigation plans before weather disasters

Oklahoma Watch: The hazard-mitigation money provided by FEMA is calculated by taking 15 percent of the total amount spent on both individual and public assistance aid related to a disaster.
BY CLIFTON ADCOCK Modified: July 20, 2014 at 11:45 pm •  Published: July 21, 2014
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As a massive tornado bore down on Moore on the afternoon of May 20, 2013, residents scrambled to find shelter.

Some retreated to safe rooms at home or in buildings. Many hid in closets, bathrooms or hallways.

Meanwhile, in...
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“Auditing the Storm: Disaster 4117” is a joint investigative series by Oklahoma Watch and KGOU Radio on how federal and state disaster aid is being spent in the wake of the violent tornadoes and storms of spring 2013. KGOU Radio is airing stories on Disaster 4117, with Kate Carlton Greer reporting as part of The Oklahoma Tornado Project. The data team with Investigative Reporters and Editors and Investigative News Network team assisted with the project.

Oklahoma Watch is a nonprofit, nonpartisan journalism organization that produces in-depth and investigative content on a range of public-policy issues facing the state. For more Oklahoma Watch content, go to www.oklahomawatch.org.

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