In the unlikely event of a doomsday catastrophe, it’s good to be prepared and know where the best places in Oklahoma are to bunker down. Whether you need to be in the city for a surplus of supplies, on high ground in no man’s land or near water, here are 11 cities to consider in the event of a doomsday:
1. El Reno
Home to historic Fort Reno, El Reno is full of old bunkers and military forts. You could create a little mini city in Fort Reno and build a fortress around it.
2. Red Oak
Listed as the number one place to go off the grid by Off-grid.net — Red Oak is small town of about 500 residents in southeastern Oklahoma. The very reasonable land prices - some for less than $1000 per acre - was the number one reason, followed by its far proximity from a major city.
3. Oklahoma City
With the largest building in the state and a myriad of supplies, Oklahoma City is the place to go in the event of a flood or other natural disaster. Also home to Tinker Air Force Base, you would have mighty forces near you.
On the nuclear target map there are no target locations near Guymon in the Oklahoma Panhandle. It's also a less populated area so you don't have to fight with the masses over supplies. The area is also strong in agriculture and ranching, so you could be self-sufficient.
Lawton is close to Ft. Sill and The Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. If you escape to the mountains you could easily go unnoticed. Or if you needed protection or military equipment, head to Fort Still (if you can get passed the guards).
With a surplus of churches and the enormous BOK Center, not to mention the vast amount of supplies, Tulsa would be a good option of places if wrath strikes.
Due to its close proximity to the 2nd largest lake in the state, Lake Eufaula, it would be a great place to be - you could survive on the fish and water supplied by the lake.
One of the best places to hide out in Oklahoma, is Alabaster State Caverns. The town is also located on the banks of the Cimarron River so you don't have to worry about water supply.
Living close to the Port of Catoosa would give you the advantage of being close to goods coming in from the port. It would also provide a quick way out of the state by boat, if need be.
McAlester is home to the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant - a weapons manufacturing facility. The plant stores war reserve and training ammunition - which will be necessary if there is an invasion that requires fighting back.
11. Black Mesa
In the event of certain catastrophes, getting a bird's eye view will be helpful. As the tallest point in the state - almost 5,000 ft. - you'll feel secure knowing you are high above and can assess the situation.