Community storm shelter now open in Harvest

HARVEST, AL (WAFF) - A community ravaged by tornadoes in recent years now has a safe place to weather out the storm.

An above-ground shelter is now open up in Harvest, almost exactly one year after a devastating tornado ripped through that same area.

It is ready just in time for this year's severe weather season.

The shelter sits behind the Harvest Youth Club and can comfortably fit 120 people, most importantly the kids who go to the club every day after school.

In previous years, the club had to close down during bad weather.

The shelter has benches, a generator, electrical outlets, and lighting.

It stands as a symbol comfort for an area where remnants of past storms can still be seen.

The shelter is open to anyone in the area needing a safe place to go during severe weather.

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