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Preparing before the storm hits

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LAWTON, OK (KSWO) –As severe weather approaches the area, it’s important to have multiple ways to get weather information.

KSWO has multiple outlets to get information, such as on air, online and through social media. When severe weather is in the viewing area, we will let you know. This also means we’ll be live during issued tornado warnings. Our coverage can be watched live on KSWO, or streamed on kswo.com or through our 7News app or SkyWARN 7 Weather app.

The 7News app and SkyWARN 7 Weather app have interactive radars that will give you plenty of information about where the storm is and how strong it is. We also have an interactive radar on our website.

Having s weather radio is also a great idea. Make sure it’s programmed properly and you have extra batteries on hand.

Long-term weather coverage may be simulcasted on KCCU:
Lawton/Fort Sill/Duncan – 89.3/102.9 FM
Altus – 90.1 FM
Ardmore – 90.3 FM
Chickasha – 100.1 FM
Western Oklahoma – 89.1 FM
Woodward – 95.9 FM
Wichita Falls – 88.7 FM

Updates will also be posted to our Facebook and Twitter before and during the storms.

It’s important to have a safe place established before storms even start. If you live in a mobile home, have a safe place to go and be there before the storms hit, don’t travel during the storm. If you live in an apartment complex, try to take shelter with a downstairs neighbor or ask if there’s a designated safe place to be.

If you’re caught driving in a storm, try to get to the nearest sturdy building and stay there until the storm passes.

Don’t forget to DUCK.
Downstairs
Under something
Center part of the house
Keep away from windows

Lawton does not have any public shelters, but other communities in the area may.

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