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LFD providing storm shelter registration

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From Lubbock Fire Department:

The Lubbock Fire Department is now providing a means to register your below grade or hardened above grade storm shelter. Shelter registration is part of our ongoing effort to be proactive in response to rescue situations that may occur as a result of severe weather. This information would be used to assist first responders in finding you more quickly during search and rescue operations by providing us advanced knowledge of these shelter locations. This storm shelter registration process will allow citizens to inform our 911 center before an emergency, that they have a shelter and where it is located on the property.

The storm shelter registration is free and the process is very simple. Citizens of the City of Lubbock may go to www.mylubbock.us/departmental-websites/departments/fire-department/fire-marshal/storm-spotting/storm-shelter-registration or navigate to the Fire Department page or the Emergency Management page through the main city web page www.mylubbock.us and look for the storm shelter registration link. For those without internet access, forms may be filled out at the Fire Marshal's Office located at 1601 Mac Davis Lane, or the Fire Department Administrative Offices at 1515 East Ursuline Street. This registration is for residential or commercial shelters within the city limits of Lubbock only. If your shelter is outside the city limits of Lubbock, contact your County Emergency Management office for registration information for the county.

While this process will save time for responders, it does not mean those registering will receive any type of priority. As it is in most medium and large municipalities, the City of Lubbock does not provide storm shelters. It is the personal responsibility of each citizen to have a plan and to be prepared for any type of emergency. For more information on being prepared for severe weather go to www.ready.gov and www.weather.gov to develop a personal plan for you and your household.

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