To the editor:
Regarding your recent article about the City of Greenville wanting to build a community safe place… I think this would be a waste of money and effort. Aside from the fact that a facility that would accommodate the population of Greenville (some 24,000+), getting any appropriate number of people to the facility in an emergency would be unlikely. Getting to the facility on foot would not be practical and by auto would create such a traffic jam, it would be impossible to imagine.
There are many plans for the building of a safe room in your home. Storm cellars are not practical in this blackland area. While I was growing up in northwestern Oklahoma, we had storm cellars which we used at the probability of a tornado. The probability of slipping in the bathroom and killing yourself is greater than the threat of a tornado. As for a hurricane, I have lived in Greenville for over 50 years, and I don’t remember ever having a hurricane.
I have survived tornadoes and hurricanes for 88 years, and I don’t see any reason to be worried about them now. If we’re going to spend the money, let’s spend it for some practical purpose.
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Editor's note: Because we ran letters to the editor regarding the upcoming March 4 elections longer than usual, the Herald-Banner extended an opportunity to both Judge Steve Tittle and Judge Andrew Bench to write a final rebuttal letter. Bench's letter can be found in today's print edition. Tittle's letter is below:
To the editor: Today is election day, and I encourage all Hunt County voters to vote. Make no mistake, there is an important option you have today regarding who will continue serving as your District Judge for the 196th Judicial District Court.
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