SHERMAN, TX-- Some Grayson County residents could be reimbursed for building storm shelters. Grayson County Commissioners agreed to apply for a FEMA grant program to help cover the cost of shelters.
If FEMA approves the grant, 150 residents could be refunded 50% of the money they spent to build their safe rooms, up to $3,000. Emergency Management said while it won't cover everyone, it's a good start.
"Anyone who's installing one right now wouldn't be eligible. But we don't want to discourage folks who are already have plans to install some type of storm cellar or shelter in their home to wait for the grant, please go ahead. It is severe weather season," Sarah Somers, Grayson County OEM manager, said.
Grayson County OEM is also encouraging residents to register their shelters so emergency crews know where to find you if disaster strikes.
OEM said to only register safe rooms or shelters, not a safe place in your house.