TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) — Tupelo City Council members have agreed to consider further a grant application that would possibly add two community center tornado shelters.
Mayor Jack Reed, Jr. informed the council Tuesday afternoon during a work session that the Federal Emergency Management Agency would pay 75 percent of the cost while the city would cover 25 percent of the expenses.
But, even with that breakdown, the city's responsibility would be $500,000.
If the city actually makes an application, it would be considered by FEMA along with applications from other cities.
The mayor also said pursuing the grant money would not initially commit the city financially to the project.
The two centers could each be about 7,500 square feet and accommodate as many as 1,000 people.