Adams County Storm Shelter Construction to Begin

July 24, 2013

Adams County, Miss., expects to begin construction on its $3.25 million hurricane super shelter this fall.

Adams County Emergency Management Director Stan Owens tells the Natchez Democrat that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved the plans for the shelter.

The 10,000-square foot building strong enough to survive a F5 tornado and be self-sufficient for up to 72 hours.

FEMA is providing 95 percent of the construction cost. The county’s share of the work is $162,500.

The shelter is meant for short-term evacuation rather than long-term housing.

The shelter will be located on the Natchez High School campus, a requirement of the federal finding.

The Natchez-Adams County School district will have access to the building except in the event of a hurricane, tornado or other evacuation event.

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