Supercell Sunday: Prepare – Pledge – Practice

Pic from the Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security

Pic from the Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security

Supercell Sunday is a partnership between the Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security (OKOHS), the National Weather Service and local emergency managers.  The goal is to encourage faith based organizations to develop a severe weather/tornado plan for their facility.  Worship leaders and staff will create the plan and then designate one Sunday to test the plan out.

OKOHS outlines 3 steps to preparedness:

  1. Plan:  Create a tornado emergency plan
  2. Pledge:  Fill out a pledge sheet with OKOHS
  3. Practice:  Conduct a tornado drill

KFOR quotes OKOHS outreach coordinator Wendi Marcy, “Most of these facilities have plans in place for fire evacuations or medical emergencies in the building but few have taken the time to really sit down and discuss what they would do should they find themselves in a tornado warning with a building full of people.”