The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) is opening an online waiting list for the North Central Texas Safe Room Rebate Program, according to Hood County Sheriff Roger Deeds. These are specially built safe rooms to protect people from severe storms and tornadoes, Deeds explained. Those Hood County residents who have already submitted an application for the Metro Safe Room Rebate Program will be notified that their application was received and do not need to reapply. The waiting list opens at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25. Applicants must be pre-approved before entering into contract or construction of a safe room. The website for the information is: http://www.nctsaferoom.com/ the sheriff said.