Any sturdy building had to be declared a hurricane shelter in the Woodsboro, Texas area up until four years ago. At that time, two hurricane-proof Monolithic Dome gymnasiums, which could act as hurricane shelters for the community, were built in Woodsboro and Edna, reports J. R. Ortega in the story, Hurricane-proof domes could provide salvation for those in path of storm, in the Victoria Advocate.
In the article, Robert O’Connor, School district Superintendent for Edna, says that not only is the Monolithic Dome in Edna ready to be appointed as a shelter during a hurricane, it has its own generator, a kitchen, restrooms and can accommodate about 1,500 people.
Ortega reports that the emergency management coordinator for Refugio County doesn’t expect the Monolithic Dome in Woodsboro to be used as a shelter except for emergency personnel because the county is a mandatory evacuation county.
A third Monolithic Dome gymnasium was expected to have been completed last month for the Bloomington school district nearby.
Read more about the Monolithic Dome Gymnasium in Woodsboro, Texas in Woodsboro, Texas ISD: Going Even Greener!, by Freda Parker and read the original story, Hurricane-proof domes could provide salvation for those in path of storm, by J. R. Ortega in the Victoria Advocate.