March 18, 2006 - Posted at 9:02 p.m. CST
SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) _ More than 40 middle school and high school
students were expected to canvass Pettis County today, looking for
potential storm shelters.
Organizers say it's purely coincidence that the long-planned
project comes a week after storms slammed the area, killing one
woman as she fled her mobile home. The county doesn't have any
public storm shelters and doesn't require mobile home parks or
business owners to build shelters of their own.
The University of Missouri Extension Service and the Missouri
National Guard will train the students on how to use Global
Positioning System technology to identify potential shelters.
Organizers say they'll give county officials a copy of the
County officials say they've drawn up plans for storm shelters
but can't afford to build them to meet federal accessibility