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Disaster response center open in Mobile

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A new disaster response center is open in Mobile.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration opened the 15,200-square foot facility as a central coordination point for local, state and federal officials. The facility includes an interior tornado shelter and can withstand winds from  hurricanes and tornadoes.

Services from the center will include forecasting before storms and restoration after oil spills.

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