TULSA - Though the chance of severe weather during Tulsa's big Spring festival weekend looks small, anyone who lives -- or puts on a festival -- in Green Country knows the weather can turn foul in a hurry.
But with years of experience under their belts, organizers of Mayfest and the Blue Dome Arts Festival both tell KRMG they're well prepared in the event of severe weather.
They have coordinated emergency response with the city, have people tasked specifically to monitoring the weather and keeping vendors and the public aware of developments, and communication systems set up to rapidly spread word in case something happens.
Heather Pingry with Mayfest said they have PA announcements at all the stages, and a network of people who can spread out and pass the word very quickly.
They'll naturally stay open if it rains, only in the event of dangerous thunderstorms or tornadoes will they close.
Michael Sager with Mayfest said they have the same basic structure in place, and adds that they have several buildings where people could shelter safely if the weather brewed up suddenly.
Still, he's not too concerned.
"We just told it (the weather) to hold off until we're done, and that's 5:00 Sunday," Sager joked, "and we're well-connected. Blue Dome is well-connected."