Severe Weather

Oklahoma is know for severe storms that can strike quickly! All storms can cause different types of damage; You may need to respond promptly to one of these Severe Weather threats posed by a storm in your area.

The National Weather Service provides the warnings you need to quickly respond. Listen to the media to know when a storm is approaching your area and when you need to take protective action.

Watch or Warning

  • A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are right for the development of storms. Stay tuned to the media for further advisories.
  • A Severe Thunderstorm Warning means a storm is approaching and residents should take immediate cover.

Plan Ahead

Don't wait until an emergency siren sounds to start looking for flashlights and other things. When severe storms threaten:

  • Keep alert
  • Stay tuned to the media for current information
  • Know where to find shelter and pick the safest spot
  • Make sure the entire family knows where to go
  • Avoid traveling

Thunderstorms can produce heavy rain, strong winds, lightning, hail and tornadoes.

If you live in a mobile home, you should make sure the mobile home is securely anchored. During storm warnings, you should seek more secure cover and have a plan that includes abandoning your mobile home.  

Severe Shelter Registry

Storm Shelter DoorThe City of Yukon provides a Severe Shelter Registration Program to our residents. This free, voluntary service allows residents who own a personal, severe weather shelter within the Yukon city limits to register their shelter with the Office of Emergency Management. Shelter registration is our proactive response to rescue situations occurring as a result of severe weather.

This program provides rescue personnel valuable timesaving, location information should debris or structural damage due to severe weather block a storm shelter exit. As an additional safeguard, registrants are encouraged to include an out-of-town accountability contact.

To register a storm cellar, safe room, or other personal severe weather shelter, complete the online Storm Shelter Registry page.

If you have questions, contact the Office of Emergency Management at 405-350-5413. Information recorded includes the owner's name, address, telephone number, and accountability contact; and type, size, specific location, and a brief description of the shelter.

This information is maintained by Emergency Management personnel and used only in the event of structural damage from severe weather or other related incidents.