County Commission moving toward new Duncanville storm shelter
Alabama is no stranger to severe weather. So it comes as good news that another storm shelter will be built in Tuscaloosa County. District 3 Tuscaloosa County Commissioner Mark Nelson tells WVUA 23 News that the new shelter will be located in Duncanville.
“There are a lot of homes in this area that don’t have shelter or are really not suitable when bad weather comes our way and there are not storm shelters anywhere,” said Nelson. “The closest is at the Hagler Volunteer Fire Department, which is almost down at the county line. So there are many people who will benefit and it is something that this area desperately needs.”
The storm shelter will cost around $2 million and will be partly paid for with a grant. The goal is to have it complete in the summer of 2024.
The shelter will be located on U.S. Highway 82 near Maxwell Elementary School. It is expected to hold as many as 350 people.