Okla. agency providing weather radios to residents

TUSHKA, Okla. (AP) - The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management is providing NOAA All Hazards Weather Radios to residents affected by a deadly tornado and severe storms that struck April 14.

Atoka County residents may pick up a radio at the Disaster Recovery Center at Tushka Town Hall beginning Saturday.

Volunteers with Coal County and the Durant-Bryan County emergency management departments will be on-hand at the center to program the weather radios as residents pick them up. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Emergency management officials say a weather radio can alert residents to everything from flood watches to tornado warnings from the National Weather Service.

Two women were killed when a twister devastated Tushka.

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