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Saturday, September 15, 2012
How NOT to Shelter From Storms
Police say a Tulsa woman missing since Saturday has been found alive in a deep freezer, where she apparently hid during severe storms over the weekend, the Associated Press reported.
Tulsa police officer Jillian Roberson said the 59-year-old woman was found Wednesday morning after worried relatives went to the woman’s apartment complex in search of her. She was transported with frostbite on her legs to a Tulsa hospital, where she is listed in fair condition.
Authorities believe the woman climbed into the freezer to seek shelter during last week’s round of severe storms that hit the Tulsa area, but couldn’t get out once the storms had passed, Roberson said.
Read more here: http://blogs.kansas.com/weather/#storylink=cpy
Because a freezer can be rolled, it would not be a good place to take shelter even without the threat of being latched in. Please don't take shelter in freezers or refrigerators.
Hat Tip: "Finger on the Weather" and the Associated Press