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Estonia Searches for Bomb Shelters Amid Growing Fears of Attack

  • Designating of buildings, schools, tunnels as bomb shelters
  • Minister says Estonia has neglected shelters for 30 years
Shelter signage in Estonia
Shelter signage in EstoniaSource: Estonia Rescue Board

Estonia’s government is racing to identify facilities as bomb shelters amid growing fear of a possible attack from Russia.

Authorities are sifting through public buildings, schools and shopping centers in search of spaces that could provide protection. Since June, dozens of colorful signs -- blue triangles on an orange background -- have popped up to mark public shelters.