Press Release: Norman, OK shelter changing locations

Norman, OK shelter changing locations

The American Red Cross shelter in Norman, Oklahoma is moving from the Whittier Recreation Center on W. Brooks to the St. Stephens United Methodist Church at 1801 W. Brooks (on the corner of Brooks and McGee) in Norman.

The city of Norman uses the Whittier Recreation Center as a public storm shelter and we want that shelter available if severe storms move through the Norman area again this evening.

An estimated 200 people took cover at the Whittier Recreation Center as additional storms moved into the metro overnight. After the storms cleared we had 17 remaining in the shelter. Anyone wishing to check on the status of a loved one who may be staying at our shelter is encouraged to go online to

The Red Cross is also staying in touch with emergency management authorities in Jackson County, Oklahoma City and Pottawatomie County where severe storms and/or tornadoes may have damaged some homes.

Additional storms are expected this evening and the Red Cross will be monitoring the weather throughtout the day. We encourage all Oklahomans to review their safety plans and review our Tornado Safety Checklist Here.
Red Cross activity will be updated throughout the day on our Twitter feed at @redcrossokc.

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