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Bob Wells, superintendent of the Edna Independent School District, talks about their new domed gym under construction in Edna, Texas. The hurricane dome, a structure being built in part with money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, can be used to house first responders or residents evacuated during a storm.

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Texas builds ‘hurricane domes’ for double-duty

Most of the time, the windowless building with the dome-shaped roof will be a typical high school gymnasium filled with cheering fans watching basketball and volleyball games.

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