Oklahoma City, Ok. – Oklahoma's move to change its terrorism alert level followed the federal government's lead today in lowering the national alert level by one from orange or high, where it had been for about three weeks, to the middle yellow level. The yellow elevated condition is declared when there is a significant risk of terror attacks, when neither a specific region nor target in the U.S. has been identified by intellegence information presented at the federal level.
Lawton, Ok. – As tempting as that ice on a pond might look, it's seldom cold enough long enough to produce ice capable of safely supporting people for ice skating or sliding. And Lawton Fire Chief Bart Hadley says each winter he reads tragic stories of locations around the nation where children, and even adults, have fallen through thin ice.
Lawton, Ok. – If you plan to travel to various locations around our region, there are some phone numbers to call to find out the latest road conditions. For Oklahoma, 1-405-425-2385. For Texas, 1-800-452-9292. For Arkansas, 1-800-245-1672. For Missouri, 1-800-222-6400. For Kansas, 1-800-585-7623.
Lawton, Ok. – With the latest round of winter storms striking the area, the experts have some tips to keep you safe. If you must go out, dress warmly in layers. Remember to wear a hat or scarf to keep your body heat from escaping. Use gloves or mittens. A scarf or ski mask can help to keep your face warm, too.
Washington, D.C. – A new website is available to provide information about guidelines and more to help with planning for you and your family about what to do should be there be an emergency such as a bioterrorism attack or even a natural disaster. It is located at www.ready.gov on the internet. It includes such recommendations as emergency supplies to have on hand, listing suggestions for food and water, first aid kit, communications, preparing a safe place, deciding whether to go or stay, and more.