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Wichita Co. Still Taking Applications for Storm Shelter Rebate Program

The Wichita County judge says his office now has more than 500 applications for a storm shelter rebate program.

The Wichita County Judge says his office now has more than 500 applications for a storm shelter rebate program.

Judge Woody Gossom says the Moore, Oklahoma tornado sparked interest in the program, which will reimburse qualifying homeowners up to $3,000 who install a storm shelter.

Wichita County has approval for 200 shelters but Judge Gossom says they're actually able to help several more applicants.

"We get a slight increase in that because not everyone spends their $3,000. So, we are able to carry a few of those over," says Judge Gossom.

Gossom says although he's waiting to see if the state will approve funding for an additional 200 shelters applications are still being accepted.

Wichita County residents can register for the program by clicking on the following link:

http://www.co.wichita.tx.us/storm_shelter.html
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