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Fosters is making their new storm shelter just a little bit more comfortable for residents who wind up taking refuge inside.

The city recently received a grant that helped them purchase furniture for their new storm shelter that opened last month.

The shelter, which sits on Myrtlewood Elementary School’s property, has been used by residents when severe weather cropped up a few weeks ago.

Fosters is using the grant for tables and chairs that will assist in signing in residents who come to the shelter.

Tuscaloosa County Commissioner Reginald Murray said was mostly concerned about seniors using the facility being forced to stand.

“We felt it was very important that we have some chairs for them,” Murray said. “We do not want to place chairs throughout the center because that takes away the capacity of the center for people who would be standing.”

The shelter is open outside school hours during extreme weather situations.

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