Augusta is not taking chances when it comes to tornado safety at its public schools, Ewalt Elementary Principal Greg Clark said.
As a result of a $48 million bond issue passed in 2008 and subsequent Federal Emergency Management Agency grants in 2011, tornado safe rooms have been installed in every Augusta public school.
“God forbid a tornado like what came through Moore, Oklahoma, should ever come through Augusta,” Clark said Tuesday. “I commend the district for thinking ahead and putting safe rooms in before we need them.”
In most suburban school districts, at least one FEMA shelter exists. Here is a list of which area suburban and Catholic schools are equipped with FEMA shelters.