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4:56 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Joplin gets 32 free storm shelters

The state of Missouri is giving the city of Joplin 32 storm shelters that were used at temporary housing sites after the 2011 tornado.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency gave the shelters to the state, which offered them to Joplin for free.

The Joplin City Council decided this week to use half of the shelters on public property. Organizations can apply for the remaining shelters.

The Joplin Globe reports organizations will only have to pay the moving costs. Joplin’s finance director says moving each shelter could cost 8,650 dollars.