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Oklahoma School Turns Shipping Containers into Storm Shelter

Oklahoma school turns shipping containers into heavy-duty storm shelter.
(KFOR) Friend School, just east of Chickasha, Oklahoma sits in a rural area.

The school has about 225 kids.

Three years ago, a tornado missed the school by about 200 yards.

Right now, their severe weather plan involves leaving the school.

They load up the entire school and drive across the street to the Baptist Church's basement.

Superintendent Alton Rawlins has been looking into storm shelters for years, but could not find anything affordable until now.

Now a new solution he found should cost about $50,000.

Four huge shipping containers weighting 8,000 pounds each are being welded together and will be reinforced with concrete and dirt berms, complete with FEMA approved doors.

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