Severe weather could put kink into U2 concert

TULSA - A chance for severe weather could take a toll on the thousands of people expected to pack downtown Wednesday night for the U2 concert. 

About 17,000 people will be rocking out at the BOk Center Wednesday and they say they're prepared if severe weather hits. 

The crowd is expected to be huge as the Irish rock band pulls into town. 
    
The BOk Center plans to open their doors earlier than normal to help facilitate getting people through.
    
For those not making it to the concert, you may wonder where to go? 
    
Surprisingly enough, the city does not have any public storm shelters. 
    
Tulsa Area Emergency Management Agency Executive Director Joe Kralicek says he gets a call once a month from citizens asking where they can go. 
    
But the city isn't funded for public storm shelters And don't have the staff for it. 
    
The reason behind it they say is because they don't want to encourage people to leave their homes to drive to a storm shelter. 
    
Claiming driving is one of the worst places you can be when a tornado hits -- and it could result in death. 
    
If you are out, find a structure to get into or a business. 

If you're at home, get into a storm shelter or find an interior room. And remember to get down and cover your head. 

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