It was a touted as program to help some North Texas residents foot the bill for storm shelters and safe rooms, but few people knew how few reservations were available and apparently even fewer predicted how quickly the spots would be snapped up.
The Red Cross is urging North Texans to be prepared when storms roll through. Red Cross spokeswoman Anita Foster recommends that everyone put together a disaster supply kit ahead of time.
Several hundred homeowners in Arlington are assessing damage to their homes today, picking up the pieces of what’s left, after a tornado struck in the city. Lisa Repstock huddled in the bathtub, with her two young daughters as the storm hit.
The new tornado and thunderstorm warning systems being tested in the Great Plains could also be tried out here in North Texas.
Fourteen years ago a small Central Texas town went through what people in Missouri and Alabama are going through now.