Tennyson had it right; well, at least partially right: As we move into spring in Oklahoma, a young man’s (and a young woman’s, for that matter) fancy often lightly turn to thoughts of love—but also to spring storms.
Sometimes these light thoughts then turn to those of more substantial preventative action in the form of storm shelter installation.
However, if you think you can just grab a shovel and go dig your own fraidy hole, we’re ‘fraid you’re mistaken, friend. The good news: the City of OKC has a three-step process for getting a permit for that storm shelter and the associated fees are not too onerous ($53.50 for an in-ground shelter and $70.50 for an above-ground safe room).
Among other things, it’s smart to register your shelter in case disaster strikes because that way rescuers will know where to look for you. Check out okc.gov’s page on getting a storm shelter building permit (PRO TIP: engineer some space down there for a few local beers to enjoy on the off chance you are forced to ride out a radar-indicated area of circulation headed your way). For in the spring, as a fuller crimson comes upon the robin’s breast, so the hook echoes also tend to look their best.