The City of Joplin is getting a big gift: 32 free storm shelters. The shelters had been used at temporary housing sites for the survivors of the May 2011 tornado, but now FEMA and the State of Missouri are giving them to Joplin. Fire Chief Mitch Randles tells News Talk KZRG what they'll be doing with them.
"We have plans for 16 to 18 of them at different locations throughout the City, mostly facilities that just don't have any storm shelter capacities, the Public Works Center, the Golf Course, the Airport, the Senior Center, those types of locations."
The others could be given to organizations in the area that want them, as long as they pay their own moving costs, which come to a little over $8,600 each.