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Source: The Huntsville Times/Robin Conn

After installing an individual storm shelter or safe room at your home, church, or business, it is a good idea to register your shelter. This does not make your shelter publicly visible, but registering does allow first responders to know the shelter location so they could check for occupants after a disaster when shelters may not be readily visible due to debris cover.

Registering is optional. This registration has no connection with building permits or related inspections if required. NOTE: If you have a shelter grant, you must contact EMA for a site visit after installation to complete the requirements of the grant instead of using this form. 

Note: We encourage you to upload photos of your shelter and its surrounding area. These photos will help first responders pinpoint your exact location.

If you have difficulty filling out the form below, we encourage you to ask a family member or friend to help assist you with completing the form. You may also email Tuscaloosa County EMA your photos and information.