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Brookland daycare prepares for severe weather

BROOKLAND, AR (KAIT) -

A Brookland daycare owner kept severe weather in the back of her mind during the 2 years it took to build her business. 

Tiffany Sharp, the owner of Look What I Can Do Daycare, installed a 500-square-foot safe room specifically for when tornado sirens sound.

“It’s made of rebar and concrete,” Sharp said. “The lights have plastic covers on them, so if something happened and electrical pieces got ripped out there wouldn’t be glass shards on the children.”

Every month children have a tornado drill to remind them of exactly where to go and how to stay calm during a real event.

Director Jessica Cossey said some parents have jobs they absolutely cannot leave during bad weather and they are always calling to check on their children.

“We want parents to have peace of mind knowing that whenever they drop their child off here they are just as safe with us as anyone or them,” Cossey said.

The daycare is currently expanding and they are adding another safe room to the new building.

“We’ll soon have another one specifically for the toddlers so they won’t have to go outside at all to get into it,” Sharp said.

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