About the Project

The Oklahoma Tornado Project was a one-year effort to tell the stories that followed the deadly tornados that struck several Oklahoma cities in May of 2013. The project was funded from October 2013 to September 2014 by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and KGOU, a division of the University of Oklahoma Outreach.

These are stories of

  • Recovery from loss -- of homes, good health, or life itself
  • Rebuilding -- from private homes to public facilities
  • Re-examining how those who offered help served the victims and the public
  • Rethinking actions to take to stay safe when the next storm hits


Ahead of the Storm: The Oklahoma Tornado Project stories are produced by KGOU News, with funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Reports may be used in any media with appropriate credit given to KGOU and CPB. For details, refer to our Terms of Use.