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4 new storm shelters to be built across Hale Co.

EMA’s goal is to have the shelters in place before the beginning of tornado season in March.
EMA’s goal is to have the shelters in place before the beginning of tornado season in March.
Published: Nov. 12, 2021 at 10:21 AM CST
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HALE COUNTY, Ala. (WBRC) - The Hale County Emergency Management Agency has announced four new storm shelters will be built across the county thanks to a grant.

Each shelter will hold 50 people.

The locations are:

  • Ball park in Moundville
  • Akron City Hall
  • Greensboro Fire Dept.
  • Sawyerville Fire Dept.

The tornado shelters are paid for through a $209,000 Hazard Mitigation grant.

Two alternate sites, Friendship and Gallion Fire Department, will be considered if there is money left over.

Three tornadoes touched down in Hale County in March of 2021.

EMA’s goal is to have the shelters in place before the beginning of tornado season in March.

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