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Grant money approved for Wayne, NE tornado shelter


Wayne, Nebraska's rebuilding efforts after the tornado in October have been very successful.

Now, they're planning ahead for any future storms with a little bit of help.

After October's EF-4 tornado, Wayne was approved for a $50,000 grant.

One of the options for the grant money is building a storm shelter in town. Mayor Ken Chamberlain said the storm shelter will be put on the east side of town, near new apartment developments and some mobile homes, where it's most needed. He said he hopes it's just a precautionary measure, but you can never be too careful. "You never want to have to use a tornado shelter. When we built our house, we built a tornado shelter in it and we hoped we would never have to go in it, and we were in it twice in one day a couple of weeks ago. It's better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it."

Chamberlain said the public facilities like the auditorium and other places used as shelter will still be available, this will just be an additional option.


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