MARIETTA, Okla. (KTEN) — Damage from the April 27 tornado outbreak is still fresh throughout south central Oklahoma.

Clean-up efforts have made some positive strides, but now awareness is back on high alert for the potential of more severe weather on Monday night.

It's been just over a week since tornadoes touched down and traveled through Ardmore, Marietta, Dickson and Sulphur, and for the people like James Casey who experienced the destruction, they're still counting their blessings.

"Be prepared to go back to the cellar if we have to," he said. "If you don't have one, you better get one, is all I can say. We didn't have one for 20-something years out here, and then my mom decided three or four years ago to get one... and I guess it's a good thing she did."

"We're more prepared," added Marietta tornado survivor Christon Fore. "We didn't know for sure where to go. We were scrambling in the midst of the storm to try to find shelter, but now we know where we need to go."

Love county's drive-through relief center has been busy, too, collecting an estimated 200,000 pounds of donated items in one week.

For emergency management staff, tracking and preparing for potential severe weather has taken precedent, moving a command center to the Love County Sheriff's Office.

"Our emergency operations center was hit by the tornado," said Love County Emergency Management deputy director David Bond. "It took out our radio tower. We're pushing a notification system we have that works over cell phone, email. There's also a graphic at our Facebook page; it shows where public storm shelters are."

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