he American Red Cross has awarded $6.5 million to Oklahoma cities, counties and tribes to purchase and install individual storm shelters.
Thursday’s grant announcement brings the total awarded by the Red Cross to communities in Oklahoma to build storm shelters to $10.3 million. The Red Cross says this should support installing as many as 4,000 shelters in areas affecting by deadly storms last year.
The grants are being awarded to the cities of Newcastle, Midwest City and Norman, and Pottawatomie, Cleveland and Canadian counties. The Caddo Nation of Oklahoma and the Citizen Potawatomi Nation also received grants.
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