Morton County tornado shelters get a face lift

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Last year, Morton County installed one of the first tornado shelters in the state. And it’s getting a bit of a face lift.

The concrete shelter that sits on Harmon Lake is becoming a colorful mural. Morton county park board hired a local artist to depict scenes from the Wizard of Oz. It’s to make the shelter more appealing to children who may use it in the future. 

“I think it would be scary enough to be called to go to a shelter because there’s a storm coming which could be terrifying as a kid. I was terrified of storms. So, to have something that’s bright and colorful that you go into to be safe from a storm, I think, would be better than just a big, hulky, concrete bunker basically,” said artist Melissa Gordon.

Gordon is also painting scenes from Alice in Wonderland on the shelter in Graner Park.

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