$1M approved for Stone County High School shelter

Published 2:28 pm Friday, October 8, 2010

Stone County High School is receiving just over $1 million to build a safe room that can be used during hurricanes, tornadoes and other emergencies.

The 3,300-square-foot shelter will hold about 330 people for up to 36 hours.

Congressional committees and the Federal Emergency Management Agency have given final approval to funding for the project. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency had recommended it.

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U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker announced the funding this week.

Stone County was among the areas hit hard by Hurricane Katrina’s winds in 2005. It is just north of coastal Harrison County.