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Old 05-23-2013, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Tulsa, OK
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Can anyone please tell me where our public servants at the state Capital Building go if an EF5 tornado were to come bearing down on them? What about the Governor's Mansion? Where does the governor and her family go for safety?

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Old 05-23-2013, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Not where you ever lived
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If a tornado was bearing down on the Governor's Office, SHE would be immediately removed from harms way by whatever means possible. The next in line would be in charge temporarily until SHE was returned. This is because it is possible there would be no communications open between SHE and the Next-In-Line.

In an extreme crisis in Oklahoma the most important person is the GOVERNOR. This is the single person who must be protected, transported, and safely sheltered, at all times and at all costs, until it is safe to return and take command of the State of Oklahoma.

During 9/11 Bush was no where near DC. He did not return until there was an assessment as to IF there was further eminent danger. I believe there is a bunker several stories beneath the White House for emergencies. Cheney and the other NEXT-IN-LINEs were underground, and were able to keep in contact with Bush through a secured communications channel between the bunker and POTUS.
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Old 05-23-2013, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Tulsa, OK
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So there's not a basement or storm shelter in the Governor's Mansion or Capital Building?
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Old 05-23-2013, 06:35 PM
 
Location: OK
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So there's not a basement or storm shelter in the Governor's Mansion or Capital Building?
The capital building is sitting on top of an oilwell so I doubt there is a cellar. There may be a safe room.

No idea about the Governor Mansion.
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Both sides of the Red River
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There are basements and tunnels all over the state capitol complex.

The OEM is in a two story deep bunker underneath the capitol grounds as well.
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Tulsa, OK
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So I guess it's safe to say our elected officials don't have to cower in the hallways with a book over their heads like the school children do.
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Tulsa, OK
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The capital building is sitting on top of an oilwell so I doubt there is a cellar. There may be a safe room.

No idea about the Governor Mansion.
They have tapped the oil under the capital, now if they harness the hot air coming from the capital....
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Old 05-25-2013, 05:53 PM
 
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The elected officials are on their own to run, cower or stay put. In eminent danger the OSP is directed to protect the life of the Governor first and above all others, as those others, may or may not be relevant to the moment.

Tornado Alley storms have a long history of moving SW to NE. As long as homes and schools are built in a tornado path innocent people will die. Tornadoes are a fact of life in Oklahoma and Missouri along 1-40 and I-44. It was that way when I moved to that area in 1982. I was in the tail end of a tornado the next year. Once was enough. I moved into a deep valley ninety miles south and west of where I previously lived.


QUOTE=okie1962;29702275]So I guess it's safe to say our elected officials don't have to cower in the hallways with a book over their heads like the school children do.[/quote]
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Old 09-29-2013, 03:48 PM
 
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Late to read this one, but:

Seems there's a long underground tunnel from the ast side parking lot........step down into it from your car, walk the LONG walk thru the tunnel (below a street) and come up to where the action takes place.....of course, watch your step!
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Old 10-13-2013, 12:54 PM
 
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We don't know the route the governor would take in any situation. One thing for sure, it will not be in the direct path of a tornado.
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