TUSCALOOSA COUNTY EMA: SHELTERS WILL BE OPEN IN CASE OF STORMS
In the event of severe weather, opening local storm shelters is usually a no-brainer. But these aren’t normal times.
The risk for severe weather earlier this week had many residents wondering if it’s safe to take their families to public storm shelters.
Tuscaloosa County Emergency Management Agency Director Nick Lolley said there are some cases when taking shelter is more important than socially isolating.
“We have to think on our feet,” Lolley said. “You have to think of what’s best for your family, and if a tornado at the time is the biggest threat to family, you have to protect your family. EMA is here, and we’re watching COVID-19 in the county, and we’re also watching the weather.”
You can find a map of all public storm shelters in Tuscaloosa County on tuscaloosacountyema.org.