SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA (KSWO) - In light of the threat of Tuesday's storms, schools are canceling afterschool events, cutting class short and other community events have been canceled.
Bray-Doyle Public Schools Superintendent David Eads says they plan to dismiss class at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. Eads says the buses will continue to run. He says the district will use its first inclement weather day for the first time this year.
Fletcher Public Schools will release students at 1:30 p.m.
Duncan High School and Duncan Middle School will release at 2 p.m., Pre-K and elementary schools will let out at 2:30 p.m. Buses will run for 6th-12th grade at 2:00 p.m. and at 2:30 p.m. for elementary schools.
Temple Public Schools is releasing students at 1 p.m., buses will run at that time as well.
Lawton Christian School is letting students out at 2 p.m. and they must be picked up by 2:30 p.m.
Lawton Public Schools has canceled afterschool activities, events and extended day services.
Tuesday night's LPS Elementary Showcase has been moved to Wednesday at 7 p.m.
The Lawton Public Library has canceled its 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Money Smart Week programs for Tuesday.
Great Plains Technology Center in Lawton has canceled Tuesday's evening classes.
Fort Sill has an early release for soldiers and civilian employees at 1 p.m. Fort Sill is also asking on post residents to secure outside furniture and lawn decorations. Some housing comes with basements, but Fort Sill does have two shelters for residents: Snow Hall and Reynolds Army Community Hospital.
Central Texas College on Fort Sill has canceled their evening classes.
Columbia College on Fort Sill has canceled their evening classes.
Comanche Nation College is closing at 2 p.m.
Armed Services YMCA in Lawton will close at 2 p.m.
YMCA in Lawton canceled events: T-Ball practice, aerobics and water aerobics classes, swim lessons and swim team practice and Little Learners Camp.
Holy Family Church in Lawton has canceled their CIA classes for the night.
VFW Post 5263 has canceled darts and bingo for Tuesday night.
Cameron University has canceled Tuesday night's Choral Concert.
Stay Weather Aware
This is the most significant threat of the season so far. Make sure you're talking about your severe weather plan with your family. It's best to have multiple ways to get weather information: mobile devices, weather radios or TV.
Secure any loose outdoor items: patio furniture, trampolines, lawn equipment, etc. Bring your pets inside.
If you can, move your vehicle under a carport or into your garage.
Review your safe place plan with your family.