May 13, 2010
After the tornado hit Monday, the Otoe-Missouria Tribe began work on clean up efforts for the damage.
After the storm hit, the casino was evacuated. It remained closed until Wednesday when a portion of the casino was reopened. The 40,000 square foot facility had damage from the wind on the front and the back of the building.
Sky Guard has been installed in the casino. As well as the tribal headquarters gaming commission offices, and local housing. This system sends an alert when there is a storm within five miles of the facilities. The alerts are sent by text messages, email, and fax. This gives people about a 30 minute warning.
When the storm hit, there were approximately 60 people in the casino. There were no injuries and everyone was successfully evacuated from the casino and the nearby tribal housing complex.
Clean up efforts are in full effect. Repairs are being made as quickly as possible so that the casino can be fully reopened. Power has been restored as of Tuesday. On Wednesday, about half of the casino was reopened. The casino restaurant has also reopened. The casino is hopeful to have the casino fully operational by Saturday.Return to Oklahoma Casinos home page.