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Southmoore’s storm response leaves dress drenched, prom dreams dashed

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About the Southmoore Prom, April 23.

I have waited until now to enable calmer heads prevail but find myself finding fairly labored up once again considering about how the difficulties with the storms were being handled. To put it bluntly, it was a total failure on whoever was jogging the event.

So several questions on this.

Why was a location selected at this time of yr that experienced no harmless place to adequately shelter all people in location?

Why on earth was it decided at this kind of a late second, when the tornado sirens ended up sounding no much less, to send out the college students and adults outside the house to transit to Brink and when they were there the storm shelter was not open and completely ready for them to enter? They stood exterior in pouring rain, waiting around, with a circulation passing in the place!

Of all places in Oklahoma, you would think that the Moore faculty district would have this all sorted out way forward of time for a school sanctioned occasion. You understand there were learners associated that still have issues with these storms owing to past encounters with tornadoes in just the university system, ideal?

You know, in hindsight, that sending these learners out into the storm is a comprehensive crack in belief with these students, their parents and the local community at substantial?

You understand that as you sent these learners out into the storm, many of them look to have fled towards home or yet another shelter and that in accomplishing so might really very well have headed right into the thick of the storm?

This was taken care of quite poorly all the way about and as a concerned mum or dad I feel the personal or people today that had been intended to keep our kid shielded would be sufficiently disciplined for this horrid lack of planning, judgment and breaking of the rely on we experienced positioned in them.

Our youngest daughter was supposed to be taking pleasure in her senior prom, alternatively she and her mates were handled to unacceptable trauma that could have and should really have been averted.

She went back again to the venue after it experienced all handed and tried using to continue on, but the damage was carried out and she just arrived home, dejected, upset and unfortunate.

When she bought household crying in a soaking moist prom dress, I explained to her, “Hey, you absolutely sure will not ignore your senior promenade!” She was not amused, and neither am I.

— Chris Robinson, Moore

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