SEARCY, Ark. (KTHV) - Some Arkansans have concerns about storm shelters they've put in place. They're worried they may not see money they expected from the government.
According to the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM), there's a backlog on their Shelter Rebate Program.
"I had heard about it through Emergency Management, and when I applied for it they said there was no funding available," said Mark Lemkelde, who had a storm shelter installed in his Searcy home in September.
He installed it himself, but the cost was still nearly $6,000.
"I think storm shelters in Arkansas is a real good investment, because you can't really put a dollar amount value on life," Lemkelde said.