Lara Kendall School in Lake County, Tennessee
LARA KENDALL SCHOOL RIDGELY, TENNESSEE
Completed in 2004 the Lara Kendall School in Lake County, Tennessee was the 1st FEMA approved/funded Tornado Safe Room in a public school in the state of Tennessee. We worked with TEMA & FEMA to help get the $117,817 grant approved to reinforce the corridors in the new school to meet FEMA 361 Requirements.
Near Absolute Protection
Per Mr. Howard Todd (Facilities Manager for Lake County Schools), the entire school population has taken shelter in the Safe Corridor on multiple occasions. There have also been several occasions when hundreds of citizens have taken shelter from storms during non-school hours.