AM 740 and FM 102.3 NewsTalk KRMG, The News on 6 and McDonald's have once again joined forces to keep your family safe during severe spring weather.
Gov. Mary Fallin has announced the kickoff of this year’s McReady Oklahoma statewide severe weather preparedness campaign – a public-private partnership designed to prepare families and communities for emergencies and to increase awareness of severe weather threats.
“When it comes to Oklahoma weather, from tornadoes to floods to damaging windstorms, it seems we’re never too far from an emergency or disaster,” said Gov. Fallin. “The good news is there are steps we can all take now to keep our families safe, and that’s what this campaign is about.”
The program features displays in more than 170 McDonald's restaurants throughout the state during the month of April – which the governor proclaimed McReady Oklahoma Family Preparedness Month. Informational materials focusing on floods, tornadoes, lightning, emergency preparedness and NOAA all hazards weather alert radios are available as part of the program. Customers will see severe-weather themed tray liners and drive-thru bag stuffers throughout the month-long campaign.
“We’ve known for years that preparedness is the key to saving lives when it comes to severe weather,” said Albert Ashwood, director of the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM). “The McReady program allows us to drive the message home and better prepare individuals, families and entire communities.”
In addition to OEM and the Oklahoma Emergency Management Association, McReady partners include the American Red Cross, R.D. Flanagan & Associates, the Office of Gov. Mary Fallin, KOTV Channel 6, McDonald's Owners/Operators, MOROCH, National Weather Service, OG&E Electric Services, Oklahoma Citizen Corps, Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security, Oklahoma Floodplain Managers Association, The Oklahoman, Salvation Army, Tulsa Partners Inc. and AM 740 & FM 102.3 News Talk KRMG.
For more information regarding McReady Oklahoma, visit or contact McReady@oem.ok.gov.
Plus during April, listen to News Talk KRMG each weekday morning for information on how YOU could win your very own McReady Weather Alert Radio!