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Posted on: July 19, 2018

Parish Constructs Safe Rooms

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These safe rooms were placed on Jean Lafitte Parkway and Bartolo Drive in Chalmette.  They were constructed at an elevation of 15 feet above ground.   Each station is 300 sq. ft. and made of concrete walls 6 inches thick.  The safe rooms can withstand winds up to 210 MPH and are equipped with 32 KW generators and 500 gallon fuel tanks.  Each building also has a kitchen, shower and restroom.   They are self-sufficient and can run on generator power for over 2 weeks.  

Construction was completed by Sealevel Construction Company at a cost of $1.6 million and was funded through HMGP grants.  


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