Storm shelters and safe rooms provide necessary protection when Mother Nature strikes

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Wadena-Deer Creek School
Students and staff flooded into Wadena’s new facility, which includes a storm shelter, on the first day of school in 2012.

Six years ago today the City of Wadena was hit with an EF4 tornado that did considerable damage throughout the town and surrounding area. High winds damaged the public high school roof and walls, and rain destroyed much of the interior finishes. The school was thought to be a total loss. Thankfully, the tornado struck during summer vacation, and the building was not full of students. If it had passed through a few weeks earlier, the end result would have been much worse. Continue reading “Storm shelters and safe rooms provide necessary protection when Mother Nature strikes”