Oklahoma Lawmakers Updating Disaster Recovery System

Mar 11, 2013

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — As spring tornado season draws nearer, Oklahoma lawmakers are advancing legislation to create a disaster recovery information website.

The state House approved the legislation last week and sent it to the Oklahoma Senate for consideration.

The bill's author, Rep. Joe Dorman of Rush Springs, says the website would be a critical resource for disaster recovery efforts. It would make information more accessible and allow multiple contributors including citizens wanting to document local damage.

Dorman says the website would have a state map allowing individuals to click on their county to receive more local information from multiple sources.

Dorman says he came up with the idea for a mobile-friendly website while responding to ice storms in his House district three years ago.