It has been the long held position of GetCalhoun.com that most
towns in Calhoun County Alabama are woefully unprepared for
severe weather, particularly in the matter of tornadoes.
It is a fact that just most often just being a foot below
the ground will save your life when even the most destructive
weather event occurs in your vicinity.
Unfortunately most of us don't have basements or storm
shelters in our homes. The answer, which is painfully obvious
after the Tuscaloosa/Ohatchee, etc. tornado is that our cities
should make some effort to put shelters into place so that you
at least have the option of whether or not to take advantage of
It is worth repeating. When a tornado comes knocking the only
safe place is underground. When it is an F4 or F5 tornado, the
only survivable place is...underground.
Politics being what they are, it will unfortunately take a
Tuscaloosa-like weather event here locally to get some shelter
space built. It does not and should not have to be that way.
With a will to do it, at the very least the best tornado
survivable structures in the area could be identified and
arrangements made for the public. And even if it takes donations
to get the ball rolling, shelters could be built over time
without raising taxes to do it.
Human nature being what it is, tornado shelters aren't very
high on the to-do list of anyone that hasn't been in one. Then
it becomes pretty darn important.
See more on Calhoun County Tornadoes...
March 18, 2013
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