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May 20, 2013 Moore tornado damage

MOORE, Okla. – As we’re less than four months away from the anniversary of the May 20 tornado, city leaders want residents to be prepared for the next round of storms.

City officials encourage residents in Moore to apply for the city’s storm shelter installation rebate program.

Of the applicants, organizers will give a $2,500 rebate to certain homeowners.

In order to receive the rebate, applicants must be a homeowner and resident of a single-family home within the city limits of Moore.

Also, the home where the shelter is being installed must be the primary residence of the applicant.

Organizers say you must contract, install and have city inspector approval for the storm shelter in order to be eligible for the program.

Homeowners whose primary residences were destroyed or suffered significant damage in the May 20 or May 31 storms will receive first priority.

If more people apply for the program than funds are immediately available, everyone will be given a number and a random number generator will select the winners.

Homeowners can register through Feb. 28.