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Fire Systems Installation

Stampsco plans for the inevitable in Tornado Alley

July 9, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

OKLAHOMA CITY—When your business is located in Tornado Alley, it pays to have a contingency plan, a fire and life safety company here has concluded after two F5 tornadoes roared through the vicinity in May.Rodney Stamps, president and CEO of Stampsco, said that his company didn't take a direct hit from the May 20 tornado that devastated nearby Moore, Okla. or from the May 31 tornado that tore through this city—which at 2.6 miles wide was the widest tornado ever recorded.But he said the...

Physical Security, Rodney Stamps, Stampsco, Tornado Alley

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General News

Experts: Schools can prepare successfully for disasters like tornadoes

May 22, 2013Amy Canfield

YARMOUTH, Maine—What can a school do when a monstrous EF5 tornado is barreling down upon it, packing winds of at least 200 mph? Follow through on what should already have been practiced many times, school security experts say.Monday's huge tornado in Moore, Okla., struck two schools. It pulled off the roof of Plaza Towers Elementary, where classes were still in session, and knocked down its cinder-block walls. News reports Tuesday afternoon said seven students died there as a result. Briarwood...

Columbine, emergency preparedness, Moore, Newtown, Oklahoma, Physical Security, Plaza Towers Elementary, Tornado Alley

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