Opening Set for Lee Acres Storm Shelter

City residents invited to help celebrate milestone

September 6, 2017

TUPELO, MS – The ribbon cutting for the Lee Acres Storm Shelter is set for Monday, September 11, 6 p.m., at the shelter located in Dot Cooper Park.

The 6,813 square-foot structure is designed to protect 1,179 residents. It was built to withstand winds of up to 250 mph.

Ninety percent of the funding for the project and a similar one at Theron Nichols Park was the result of a FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant. The City of Tupelo paid for the other 10 percent. Nearly $1.1 million of the grant was designated for the Lee Acres structure.

JBHM designed the project.