Covington County Administration Building Storm Shelter

Should the Covington County Administration Building have one or two storm shelters for its employees?

The issue caused controversy at today's county commission meeting.

Covington EMA Director Susan Harris says the federal emergency management agency's hazard mitigation grant has specific guidelines.

She would like to build one fortified shelter.

She says the paperwork needs to be turned in by the end of the

"That's why I was recommending that we have one shelter and have it large enough where we will be able to actually work out of," said Harris.

Covington County Commissioners will further explore the storm shelter issue before a decision is made.

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