Do you know the disaster movie, twister*? This is a very nice movie to recognize the tornado disasters and scientific perspectives. The one of the model location is Oklahoma.
I had an opportunity to visit the National Weather Center (NWC) **and University of Oklahoma to study on disaster information process in 2007, sorry long long time ago. The NWC is located in the University campus. The NWC is the core of not only research activities, but also for contributing to the general public. The University has a lot of shelters inside the buildings***.
The University was active to disseminate the information to the general public. Especially, I learned a lot about the university’s social role for local communities.
There were some shelters in front of the houses in the areas****.
*** University’s auditorium (Can be transformed to a shelter during the time)
I will write more……