Gibson Co. rehab center officially finished | News
GIBSON CO., IN (WFIE)- In Gibson County, a rehab center is working on its emergency plans in case of a weather disaster and it includes establishing a safe space in the building to take cover.
At first glance, it doesn't look like much. Just a large sized room with makeshift benches and flashlights lining the walls, but Human Services Director Laura Coleman says they're confident it's sturdy enough to withstand a storm.
Coleman says the safe room can hold 130 people enough to protect everyone who lives and works within their warehouses.
It was built according to FEMA blueprints, which means it has to withstand winds of over 100 miles per hour, withstand flying projectiles, and be a certain size in the case of a room inside of a warehouse, 32 by 38 feet.
Coleman says now that the room is completed, they're looking at their emergency plan so everyone knows how to get to the room, and they feel secure in case of an emergency.
"We want everyone to feel comfortable because sometimes it can take a long time in warning and watches, so we're really just kind of re-evaluating our safety procedures to help alleviate fears and concerns, and the more you practice, the better you are at that evacuation," Coleman noted.
Officials at GCARAC say they're working on adding a few more safety amenities to the room, like an AED device and a weather radio.
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