July 11, 2013
DES MOINES (AP) — Only a few dozen of Iowa’s 1,400 public school buildings include safe rooms designed to withstand severe tornadoes, and local leaders are unsure whether legislation can change that.
“For a state like Iowa, it makes sense to invest in safe rooms,” said Ernst Kiesling, executive director of the National Storm Shelter Association at Texas Tech University. “This is a situation where communities simply need to step forward and provide a higher level of safety, particularly in schools.”
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