A nearly $500,000 federal grant is being used to build a community safe room in Tuscaloosa.
According to an announcement Friday, the shelter will house as many as 300 people in Tuscaloosa, where more than 50 people died in the April 27 tornado outbreak last year.
It will be located at the city's transportation building.
The money is coming from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Another $640,000 grant will be used for an emergency generator for waste water treatment facilities.
In all, the city is receiving more than $1.1 million in federal disaster mitigation grants.
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