Shelter plans await state approval

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By Amber Coulter

Plans for a tornado shelter at the Vine Grove Fire Department on Highland Avenue have been sent to the state for approval, City Clerk Jackie Johnson said during a Vine Grove City Council meeting Monday night.

The building is planned to be a concrete rectangle capable of withstanding winds as high as 250 mph. It will have bathrooms and generators and capable of sheltering at least 400 people.

The shelter will be paid for using a $600,000 grant from the Federal Emergency Management and Protection Agency.

Construction could begin as early as this spring.