Northern Tuscaloosa County has new, much-needed storm shelter

By WVUA23 News Student Reporter Gracie Fusco

The Tuscaloosa County Commission is ensuring county residents have a safe place they can go when severe weather or disasters strike.

One of the newest storm shelters funded by the commission is located between Walker Elementary School and the Samantha Volunteer Fire Department Station No. 1 on Northside Road in Northport.

The newest shelter sits beside one that was built eight years ago. Together, the shelters can house a little more than 100 people.

“We just want to be providing a safe environment for everyone,” said District 1 Tuscaloosa County Commissioner Stan Acker.

Northside area residents said they won’t hesitate to head to these shelters when severe weather is imminent.

“I’m very grateful for these shelters,” said Northside resident Greg Pittman.

The new shelter will be available for use by the end of the month, Acker said.

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