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Safer Places

What is a safer place?

  • A safer place is a facility that has received the voluntary designation of a Safer Place from the St. Clair County EMA through Alabama Act 2021-165.  This designation allows a facility to serve as a place of refuge during severe weather but does not mean that the facility is a FEMA-rated saferoom or community shelter.  

Who can apply?

  • Many faith-based and business locations have buildings that can withstand high winds and are large enough to shelter people. If you are willing and have the staff to do it, then you can adopt a Safer Place.  Any facilities that are open to the public may apply.  However, this does not apply to residential buildings.  

How does a facility apply?