Is Your Rec Center Ready to Become a Storm Shelter?

Rec centers can serve as emergency shelters in times of crisis. Is your center prepared? [Image via Shutterstock].
Rec centers can serve as emergency shelters in times of crisis. Is your center prepared? [Image via Shutterstock].

During the past few months, you’ve no doubt read about recreation centers in Texas and Florida used as temporary shelters to house displaced residents. The first temporary shelters to open in Dallas for evacuees from Hurricane Harvey in August were the Walnut Hill Recreation Center and the Tommie Allen Recreation Center. Not long after, the University of Florida opened its Southwest Recreation Center on a first-come, first-served basis to people in the path of September’s Hurricane Irma.

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