Officials sound off on safe room snafu

Delaware Gazette - 06-18


A tornado shelter designed to unlock during a weather emergency failed to work as sirens blared on June 15, leaving campers waiting for assistance at Delaware State Park. However, when a second tornado warning sounded that night, the doors were already unlocked at a 75-foot-wide by 28-foot-high steel-reinforced domed shelter designed to hold more than 850 people and withstand winds of more than 200 miles per hour.