Johnny Burnette, the director of the Walker County Emergency Management Agency, said that grants for storm shelters start at $725.25 and increase to a maximum of $4,000.
The deadline to apply for the grant from FEMA is Friday. Those interested in applying for aid can call the Walker County EMA at (205) 384-7233.
Burnette said that the funds help people to purchase a storm shelter, making residents feel more secure.
“It (a storm shelter) provides safety during tornadic weather, knowing they have a closer place to run for safety,” Burnette said.