The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

Progress 2012

March 6, 2012

Storm shelter business booming after tornado outbreak


Current and future shelters

Athens and Limestone County officials have applied for money grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to build six community storm shelters, including two 100-person shelters in Athens. However, how much city and county governments might receive and when is unclear.

Other options

Ellison advises those who don’t have a private shelter, particularly those who live in mobile homes, to find a community shelter or speak with neighbors to see if there is a private shelter or basement nearby they can access during storms.

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