Okla. Mayor: We'll Mandate Storm Shelters in New Homes Says Moore will push for new law ASAP By Ruth Brown, Newser Staff Posted May 22, 2013 10:00 AM CDT 30 comments Comments This aerial photo shows homes damaged by Monday's tornado in Moore, Oklahoma. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) (Newser) – The mayor of the Oklahoma city devastated by a tornado this week says he'll push for a new law requiring all new homes to be built with storm shelters or safe rooms. "We'll try to get it passed as soon as I can," the Moore mayor told CNN. Many Oklahoma houses do not have storm shelters currently, the BBC adds, as they can run up to $5,000 to build. But the shelter-building business is booming in the aftermath of the tornadoes, with one Oklahoma company saying it fielded 600 calls yesterday alone, the Huffington Post reports.