FEMA Awards Crowder Money to Build Safe Room
WEBB CITY (AP) - Crowder College will receive $1.1 million to build a tornado safe building on its campus in Webb City.
The university said Wednesday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency had approved funding for the 8,700-square-foot room. Crowder will pay another $383,000 for the project, which will include more parking, a non-FEMA addition and other renovations
The Joplin Globe reports the safe room will hold 1,375 people. People who live within a half-mile radius of the campus will be allowed to use the shelter.
Cyndi Adamson, director of the Webb City campus, says the structure also will help with overcrowding at the school, where enrollment has increased from 20 students 12 years ago to 823 today.
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