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Fallout Shelter: Civil Defense at ArenaPosted Monday, November 29, 2010, at 7:30 AM
Civil Defense supplies arrived here Wednesday and this scene at the Arena Building shows some of the equipment being stored by Park Department employes, Jim Jordon, at left, and Claude Stevens. They are stocking drinking water cans in a corner under the grandstand, and in the left background are cases of other materials. (Photo by G.D. Fronabarger)
Ten locations are being stocked with Tuesday's shipment of supplies. These are the shelters which were found to have a maximum protection factor through an architect-engineer survey last year.
The buildings are the H-H Building, Rueseler Auto Sales, Marquette Hotel, Hirsch's Midtown Grocery, Washington School, Central High School, Houck Field House, First Baptist Church, Junior High School and the Arena Building.
Mrs. H.K. Carter, city civil defense director, said water containers are not being filled at this time. This is to be done under the supervision of the city health department and only after water purification pills under order have arrived.
Supplies for an eleventh location, the Federal Materials mine, were not ordered because no suitable placed has been found to store them in the mine.
Mrs. Carter has been seeking enclosed steel vans or trailers for that purpose.
The Federal Materials mine offers a maximum protection for 2,820 persons, more than twice the capacity of the other 10 combined.
The mine would protect the entire population of Cape County to some degree, the survey has found.
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