Newport safe room "open and ready" for severe weather

Newport safe room "open and ready" for severe weather

NEWPORT, AR (KAIT) - Should severe storms threaten Newport, the town's safe room will be "open and ready."

The mayor's office told Region 8 News on Friday that the city's safe room on the lot of the former G.F. Castleberry Elementary School on Pecan Street will be open.

The storms do not need to be tornadic for the shelter to be available to the public, they said.

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