Public Storm Shelter Locations

 

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City of Tuscaloosa

These shelters will only be open to the public if certain severe weather conditions happen during non-school hours. In the event of certain severe weather conditions, information will be posted on the city’s website and social media accounts listed below.

Tuscaloosa Magnet School – 315 McFarland Blvd E., Tuscaloosa, AL

University Place School – 2000 First Avenue, Tuscaloosa, AL

Tuscaloosa Career and Technology Academy – 2800 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Tuscaloosa, AL

Alberta School of Performing Arts – 2700 University Blvd. E., Tuscaloosa, AL 35404

  • City of Tuscaloosa website – CLICK HERE
  • City of Tuscaloosa Twitter feed – CLICK HERE
  • City of Tuscaloosa Facebook page – CLICK HERE
  • Contact Number – 205-248-5311 during business hours

 

Big Sandy Elementary School

Shelter located in school. – 12058 Upper Hull Rd, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405

SHELTER WILL ONLY BE OPEN OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL HOURS AND DURING THE MOST EXTREME WEATHER SITUATIONS

 

Brookwood

Located on Ball Park Rd off of Highway 216. Two shelters behind Brookwood Town Hall, next to the baseball fields. – 15689 Highway 216, Brookwood, AL

Both of these shelters will be open to the public in the event of a tornado warning. Further information can be obtained by contacting the town of Brookwood – CLICK HERE.

Contact Number – 205-556-1300

 

Brookwood High School

Located inside school. – 12250 George Richmond Parkway, Brookwood, AL 35444

SHELTER WILL ONLY BE OPEN OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL HOURS AND DURING THE MOST EXTREME WEATHER SITUATIONS

 

Buhl Elementary

Located inside the school. – 11968 Buhl School Rd, Buhl, AL 35446

SHELTER WILL ONLY BE OPEN OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL HOURS AND DURING THE MOST EXTREME WEATHER SITUATIONS

 

Carroll’s Creek

Shelter located in back of new VFD Station No. 1 – 11580 Frank Lary Road, Northport, AL 35475

 

Coaling

Shelter next to the Coaling Fire Department – 15150 Highway 11 N., Coaling, AL

Shelter adjacent to the Recreation Complex – 11281 Stephens Loop., Coaling, AL

Lower Coaling Road at Stone Gate Mobile Home Park in the back of the park – 15100 Stone Gate Dr., Coaling AL

These shelters will be open to the public in the event of a tornado warning. Further information can be found on the town website – CLICK HERE.

Contact Number – 205-507-0200

 

Vance

On Vance Municipal Dr. off of Tingle Tangle Rd. Across the road from Wallace Tingle Park – 17058 Tingle Tangle Rd, Vance, AL

Shelter behind the High Quality Fuel Gas Station – 18344 Highway 11 N., Vance, AL

These shelters will be open to the public in the event of severe weather. Further information can be found by contacting the town of Vance – CLICK HERE.

Contact Number – 205-553-8278

 

Coker

Coker tornado shelter behind the Water Authority and next to the Town Hall. – 11549 Eisenhower Dr., Coker, AL

This shelter will be open to the public under any tornado watches or warnings. Further information can be obtained by contacting the town of Coker – CLICK HERE.

Contact Number – 205-333-8181

 

Echola

Echola Volunteer Fire Department right on County Rd 21.   Signage showing the location of the shelter is easily visible from the road. – 17658 Co Rd 21, Gordo, AL  

Signage showing the location of the shelter is easily visible from the road.

Contact Number – 205-339-9319

 

Holt Elementary

The shelter is located behind Holt Elementary School. It will be opened in the event that a tornado warning is issued in an adjacent and the projected path of travel includes the Holt area. – 1001 Crescent Ridge Rd NE, Tuscaloosa, AL 35404 

For more information – CLICK HERE

SHELTER WILL ONLY BE OPEN OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL HOURS AND DURING THE MOST EXTREME WEATHER SITUATIONS

 

Salvation Army

Salvation Army FEMA-rated safe room at new location. Safe room will open in the event a tornado watch or warning is issued. – 2902 Greensboro Avenue, Tuscaloosa, AL 35403
 
 
 

 Samantha

Shelter operated by Samantha Volunteer Fire Department. – 13003 Northside Road, Berry, AL 35546

 

Sprayberry Center at Lloyd Wood Education Center

Shelter located in Sprayberry Center at Lloyd Wood Education Center. Closest entrance to shelter located in rear of the building – 2300 26th Avenue, Northport, AL 35476

SHELTER WILL ONLY BE OPEN OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL HOURS AND DURING THE MOST EXTREME WEATHER SITUATIONS

 

Yellow Creek

Shelter operated by Yellow Creek Volunteer Fire Department. – 16040 Yellowcreek Road, Tuscaloosa, AL 35406

 

The University of Alabama

The University of Alabama has its own guidelines for severe weather conditions regarding students, faculty, and staff. For more information visit the University of Alabama’s preparedness website. – CLICK HERE. For a list of best available refuge on campus for use by students, faculty, and staff. – CLICK HERE