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OKLAHOMA CITY – After severe storms tore through the state, many residents became concerned about tornado shelters.

About 200 free storm shelters are still available to Oklahoma City residents who are below certain income thresholds whose homes were affected by the May 2013 tornadoes.

The program is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Damage as insignificant as downed tree branches qualify for the program.

To qualify, a single person can earn up to $36,150. Families of two can qualify with a combined income of up to $41,300.

The threshold is $46,450 for a family of three, $51,600 for a family of four, $55,750 for a family of five and $59,900 for a family of six.

Applicants must own and live in the home to qualify.

For more information, visit the city’s website or call (405) 237-2868.

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