Wednesday, June 26, 2013

“Taking Shelter from the Storm” in Springfield July 1 Focuses on Building a Safe Room in Home or Business

Jeff Barber, housing and environmental design specialist
Tel: (417) 881-8909

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Greene County Extension will host “Taking Shelter from the Storm: Building a Safe Room in Your Home or Business,” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday July 1, at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center, 2400 S. Scenic, Springfield.

Jeff Barber, LEED AP architect and a housing and environmental design specialist with University of Missouri Extension, will lead the program.

Program information will focus on locating and constructing a safe room in a home or small business. A variety of approaches will be discussed during the program, focusing on several construction methods that are presented in the FEMA 320 document.

“The powerful destruction of recent spring storms in Joplin and Moore, Oklahoma are reminders of the dangers we face in tornado alley,” said Barber. “Knowing the risks and developing a solution that is appropriate for the homeowner or business is an important aspect of preparedness.”

This class is free but pre-register is requested and can be made by calling 881-8909, ext. 311.

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