‘This tornado shelter means peace of mind,’ An Oklahoma family hit hard in 1999 wins underground storm shelter

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OKLAHOMA ITY–Jim Earp has seen dangerous weather in Oklahoma. His home in Moore was hit by a tornado on May 3, 1999. He and his family took a chance and entered the Thunderground storm shelter giveaway on KFOR and he won!

“This tornado shelter means peace of mind. We have neighbors who have shelters, but having our own tornado shelter will be very handy,” said Mr.  Earp.

Sheila Earp, Jim’s wife added that she watches Mike Morgan all the time. She’s so thankful to win a shelter. “This time I  don’t have to worry about waking neighbors up to go into the shelter, we’ll have our own,” said Sheila.

Earp Family
Earp Family

Back in 1999, the Earp’s were living in Moore and saw the intense power of a tornado. “When you see that kind of destruction, nothing is ever the same when you go back. Neighbors move, lives are changed. It’s tough,” said Jim. Now he’s glad his family will be safer with their own shelter.

For your chance to win a tornado shelter from Thunderground Storm Shelters, watch NewsChannel 4 weeknights at 10:00 p.m. For complete rules, click here.


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