FEMA recognizes safe shelter used during Hurricane Harvey
Victoria, Texas — On March 19 FEMA published a news release detailing how the St. Joseph High School FEMA Dome protected hundreds of Victoria, Texas, residents during Hurricane Harvey. Dome Technology built the roof portion of the shelter, part of the Tom O’Connor Jr. Athletic Center facility, in 2015.
According to the release, about 400 evacuees sought shelter in the safe room, which stands 168 feet wide. This was the first time locals sought refuge in the shelter during a mandatory evacuation.
The FEMA dome in Victoria meets the mandated space requirements for 1,000 occupants during a hurricane and 4,000 people during a tornado.
To read the full release, visit the FEMA site.
About Dome Technology
Founded in 1975 by Barry South, Dome Technology builds domes that can be used for industrial bulk storage such as wood pellets, gypsum, fly ash, coal, grain, fertilizer, mining ores and other bulk products. Dome Technology also builds domes for practical architectural facilities such as schools, churches or gymnasiums. Dome Technology has built some 550 domes in the past 35 plus years throughout the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia.