Storm shelters in Jefferson County opening ahead of severe weather threat

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FULTONDALE, Ala (WIAT) — Saturday’s severe weather threat prompted the local Boy Scout Troup in Fultdondale to come open the Walkers Chapel Rd. storm shelter.

Signs on the shelter say the structure can withstand up to 250 mph winds.

The shelters capacity is 400 people.

You can watch the video here for a look inside.

Jefferson County EMA Director Jim Coker says the main concern is for people to remain weather aware into the night and for people to know where they can go to seek shelter.

You can find the full list of Jefferson County storm shelters here.

Coker also says to have multiple ways to get warnings.

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