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Russellville mobile home park installs storm shelters

Property owners in Franklin County are giving their tenants peace of mind when severe weather threatens. Property owners in Franklin County are giving their tenants peace of mind when severe weather threatens.
RUSSELLVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Property owners in Franklin County are giving their tenants peace of mind when severe weather threatens.

Two storm shelters have been placed at the Payne Creek mobile home park in Russellville.

Clint Dotson, co-owner of Payne Creek, said he's been working on installing storm shelters for the last eight years. He said the April 27, 2011 tornado outbreak made the process easier and the additions possible.

"I've seen the devastation from tornadoes and storms, and it is extremely important to have that kind of protection for them," he said.

With the help from FEMA, Dotson has two new storm shelters on his property.

Crews spent Tuesday morning installing and securing the above ground shelters.

Tenants Grace and Lothar Mason can see the shelter from their front porch. It's a view they say will give them piece of mind when the weather gets bad.

They said they always feel safe in the park, but they moved from California and are really concerned about tornadoes. They said the storm shelters are a big relief.

The Payne Creek Park will pay 25 percent of the grant and are responsible for the maintenance of the shelters.

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