The Moore American

Local News

January 28, 2014

Shelter rebate offered

MOORE — Now through Feb. 28, the city of Moore will solicit applicants for a storm shelter installation rebate program.

For those selected and approved, the program will provide a one-time rebate of up to $2,500 after the applicant contracts for, installs and has city inspector approval of a storm shelter which meets or exceeds the requirements established in FEMA Publication 361.

To be eligible, a person must be the homeowner and resident of a single-family residence located within the city limits of the City of Moore. The residence where the storm shelter is installed must be the primary residence of the homeowner.

Homeowners whose primary residences were destroyed or received significant damage in the May 20 or May 31 tornados will receive first priority for selection. Significant damage will be determined based on the necessity of obtaining a building permit from the city. If a building permit was obtained for building a home to replace one destroyed on May 20, or a building permit was obtained for rebuilding/remodeling of a home damaged on May 20 or May 31, those residences will be given priority for a storm shelter rebate. (Note that they must still meet the other eligibility requirements.) Final authority for determination of priority status will rest with the program manager.

All other residences will receive next priority.

The city has promoted and encouraged the swift rebuilding of homes destroyed by the May 20 tornado. Therefore, homeowners whose primary residences were destroyed in the May 20 tornado and who have already rebuilt within Moore and have incorporated a storm shelter will be eligible for a rebate. All other eligibility requirements must be met, including ownership, primary residence, and conformance to FEMA standards. No other shelter which has already been constructed will be eligible for a rebate.

If more persons apply for the program than funds are immediately available for, each registrant will be assigned a number and selection will be made via computerized random number generator.

To register, visit soonersafe.ok.gov.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • DHS opens lecture series

    People leaving incarceration face a variety of challenges even without a diagnosis of mental illness. But for those who face mental

    July 23, 2014

  • ‘Magic Kids’ get royal treatment

    A Moore elementary student is among three metro children honored by Oklahoma City radio station, KMGL-FM, as “Magic Kids” for their outstanding contributions to their families, schools and local communities.

    July 23, 2014

  • Toothpick holders’ convention coming

    Lynne Ryan has been collecting toothpick holders her entire life. “My parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.L. ‘Bud’ Gibbs started our collectio

    July 23, 2014

  • Gang member charged in shooting

    An Oklahoma City man police identified as a gang member was charged with assault and battery with a deadly weapon Thursday after sh

    July 23, 2014

  • Angels protect us

    A co-worker unpacked a box of copy machine paper from a cardboard box and got a nasty paper cut. Because the source was cardboard, it was deeper than most and the bleeding was difficult to stop.

    July 23, 2014

  • Southmoore student wins gold at National FCCLA

    More than 7,000 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America members, advisers, alumni, and guests from across the country recen

    July 23, 2014

  • Moore shut out of prevention aid

    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.

    July 22, 2014

  • Sculpture brings tornado-torn community back together

    After the May 20 tornado tore through Moore in 2013, hundreds of families were left to pick up the pieces. And it was in these old, shattered pieces of people’s homes and scattered debris that two local artists found something new.

    July 22, 2014

  • Panel explains forced labor system

    Many topics were discussed over the course of three days during the 2014 Oklahoma Judicial Conference, but one of the newest issues

    July 22, 2014

  • City council paves way for Sam’s Club location

    MOORE — The Moore City Council approved a $5 million bond Tuesday to be repaid with sales tax and utility revenues. “A good amount

    July 22, 2014

Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide