A number of us have been urging public officials to take a second look at building public shelters, especially in areas where mobile homes and factory-built homes are especially common.
The Birmingham News has a great story about the difficulty of getting the bureaucracy to move – even when the shelters are approved and funded – can be a significant issue.
“It’s heartbreaking,” said Anthony Clifton, who became the county’s emergency management director this past August. “Because of administrative issues, they were not in place in those communities on April 27. Now, to go through a second season without them in place is just unconscionable.”
The entire story is here
I’d like to again congratulate the News for its outstanding coverage of the 2011 tornado disasters and the issues they have raised.