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The Daviess Co. EMA will notify public of open storm shelters

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Edith Bennett was working at Third Baptist Church in Owensboro more than four years ago when she heard tornado sirens. "My pastor said, 'Edith! This one's for real! You better get to the basement.' Just as we closed the door the steeple on our church fell into the sanctuary," said Edith Bennett, "I feel like I'm alive for some kind of purpose."

The Daviess County Emergency Management Agency said four years ago they applied for a couple of grants to build a shelter for people to go to during severe weather. They did not receive any of the grants. The Daviess County Emergency Management Agency has come up with a list of places in Daviess county where people can go to during bad weather.

The Daviess County Emergency Management Agency is always monitoring the weather and will come up with a list of churches and public buildings people can seek shelter in if severe weather is moving in the area. The Daviess County Emergency Management Agency will release the shelters through the media and through social media. "The court house, we have a relatively large basement that is all below ground with no windows. Churches are generally very accommodating and a church that has a good basement," said Walter Atherton, Daviess County Emergency Management Agency Deputy Director.

The Daviess County Emergency Management Agency said there aren't any grants right now that will provide funding for a storm shelter, but The Daviess County Emergency Management Agency said they plan on applying if they come up.

Edith Bennett was working at Third Baptist Church in Owensboro more than four years ago when she heard tornado sirens. "My pastor said, 'Edith! This one's for real! You better get to the basement.' Just as we closed the door the steeple on our church fell into the sanctuary," said Edith Bennett, "I feel like I'm alive for some kind of purpose."

The Daviess County Emergency Management Agency said four years ago they applied for a couple of grants to build a shelter for people to go to during severe weather. They did not receive any of the grants. The Daviess County Emergency Management Agency has come up with a list of places in Daviess county where people can go to during bad weather.

The Daviess County Emergency Management Agency is always monitoring the weather and will come up with a list of churches and public buildings people can seek shelter in if severe weather is moving in the area. The Daviess County Emergency Management Agency will release the shelters through the media and through social media. "The court house, we have a relatively large basement that is all below ground with no windows. Churches are generally very accommodating and a church that has a good basement," said Walter Atherton, Daviess County Emergency Management Agency Deputy Director.

The Daviess County Emergency Management Agency said there aren't any grants right now that will provide funding for a storm shelter, but The Daviess County Emergency Management Agency said they plan on applying if they come up.

Edith Bennett was working at Third Baptist Church in Owensboro more than four years ago when she heard tornado sirens. "My pastor said, 'Edith! This one's for real! You better get to the basement.' Just as we closed the door the steeple on our church fell into the sanctuary," said Edith Bennett, "I feel like I'm alive for some kind of purpose."

The Daviess County Emergency Management Agency said four years ago they applied for a couple of grants to build a shelter for people to go to during severe weather. They did not receive any of the grants. The Daviess County Emergency Management Agency has come up with a list of places in Daviess county where people can go to during bad weather.

The Daviess County Emergency Management Agency is always monitoring the weather and will come up with a list of churches and public buildings people can seek shelter in if severe weather is moving in the area. The Daviess County Emergency Management Agency will release the shelters through the media and through social media. "The court house, we have a relatively large basement that is all below ground with no windows. Churches are generally very accomadating and a church that has a good basement," said Walter Atherton, Daviess County Emergency Management Agency Deputy Director.

The Daviess County Emergency Management Agency said there aren't any grants right now that will provide funding for a storm shelter, but The Daviess County Emergency Management Agency said they plan on applying if they come up.

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