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Oklahoma storms have increased interest in home storm shelters

Seeing images of the almost unimaginable destruction from the tornado in Moore, Okla., has prompted a lot of people to make inquiries into building a storm shelter in their home. While there isn’t currently any money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help pay for storm shelters in Mississippi, Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Director Robert Latham advises state residents ...

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Coast shelters won't be completed by upcoming hurricane season

JACKSON COUNTY — Jackson County’s three new emergency shelters won’t be ready before hurricane season begins. The Mississippi Press reports architect Walter “Buzzy” Bolton told supervisors yesterday the Hurley, Vancleave and St. Martin shelters will now likely be ready in July. A variety of construction delays have plagued the federally funded projects. The 10,000-square-foot shelters will have eight-inch-thick concrete walls, ...

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Hanco awarded storm shelter construction contracts

PEARL RIVER COUNTY — Pearl River County has received a low bid on three storm shelters. The Picayune Item reports the board of supervisors hopes to formally award the contract to Hanco Corp. Dec. 19 after federal and state reviews. County Emergency Management Director Danny Manley says the shelters will be located at the fairgrounds in Poplarville, at Pearl River ...

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MEMA issues advisory on storm shelter grant program

PEARL — The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is urging disaster victims to use caution if contacted by the National Storm Shelter Registry with offers of grant funds available to help fund the installation of a safe room. MEMA is not affiliated with this program or similar non-FEMA safe room grant programs. MEMA offered disaster survivors in certain counties the opportunity ...

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