Registering your storm shelter can help first responders in emergency

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MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Now that severe weather season is upon us, preparations are being put in place to make sure we are all safe.

Madison County, Huntsville, and Madison first responders are asking you to tell them where you’ll be hiding if you have a storm shelter.

“A person that lives in Madison county, they can go to our website and they can register their storm shelters,” said Huntsville Fire and Rescue (HFR) spokesman Captain Frank McKenzie.

Using Global Positioning System (GPS) and an iPad, the registry will show them all registered shelters, no matter what kind you have.

“It’d show us a shelter is in the garage, compared to the backyard,” said Capt. McKenzie.

Those specific details saves time, allowing first responders to look for your family exactly where they need to be.

Everything is confidential, only first responders can access the information, and the GPS coordinates provide better instructions when street signs may be taken down or houses leveled.

Register your storm shelter by following this link.

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