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Governor Tours Hurricane Shelter

By Alabama Public Radio

Bay Minette, AL – There are four trailers full of cots, blankets and other hurricane supplies at Faulkner State Community College in Bay Minette. It's one of 25 community colleges across the state that could be used to shelter hurricane evacuees. Governor Bob Riley toured the trailers Monday and says they'll be able to handle one-thousand storm evacuees. It's part of his effort with the Red Cross to set up a network of storm shelters at community colleges statewide. The shelters are designed to begin operating four days before a storm is expected to hit, and they'll stay active four days after landfall. If the storm is especially severe, the shelters will remain open as long as necessary.

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