Storm Shelter coming to Yellow Creek community

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — When severe weather strikes, we all want a safe place to wait out the storm, and, thanks to a partnership with the Yellow Creek Volunteer Fire Department, FEMA, and the Tuscaloosa County Commission, one rural community will finally have a public storm shelter. The second phase of the construction will be for a new fire station.

“It also could be a safe place for people who are just travelling there, and we’re going to work on the county for some signage on the roads to let people know, who might not even be from the area, if there’s here and there’s a storm, that there is a place where they can go and be safe.” –Stan Acker, District One Commissioner

This is the 3rd shelter that’s being built with the help of this partnership Tuscaloosa County.

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