disaster response Mobile http://apr.org en NOAA Disaster Response Center Opens in Mobile http://apr.org/post/noaa-disaster-response-center-opens-mobile <p>The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has opened a disaster response center in Mobile.</p><div><p>Grand opening was Monday for the 15,200-square foot facility. The facility will serve as the central coordination point for state, federal and local officials during a disaster or preparation for one.</p><p>Officials said the new center was built to withstand severe weather events such as hurricanes and tornadoes. The facility includes an interior tornado shelter.</p><p>The opening Monday was attended by members of Congress and federal, state and local emergency responders.</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 10:40:42 +0000 The Associated Press 19309 at http://apr.org NOAA Disaster Response Center Opens in Mobile