Tornado Shelters in the Tri-State Area

If there is a shelter you know of that is not on our list, please use our CONTACT US page and let us know. If possible, please inform us if it is a Public shelter or Private shelter.

It is paramount to remember that there are some shelters that are only open under certain conditions. Never assume that a shelter is open just because there is a threat of severe weather.

We will make our best attempts at keeping this information updated as much as possible. However, we have included the respective counties’ EMA phone number at the top of each county listing. We urge you to reach out to them for more detailed information.


COLBERT COUNTY, ALABAMA
EMA PHONE: 256-386-8564

Allsboro
959 Old Natchez Trace Road
Cherokee, AL 35616

Barton
53 Plaza Court
Cherokee, AL 35616

Cherokee
1211 2nd Street
Cherokee, AL 35616

Maud
535 Gypsy Loop
Cherokee, AL 35616

North Red Rock
1211 2nd Street
Cherokee, AL 35616

Rose Trail Park
43 Rose Trail Park
Cherokee, AL 35616

LaGrange
1648 Waldrep Loop
Leighton, AL ‎35646

Leighton (On North Side of Railroad Track)
8856 Main Street
Leighton, AL ‎35646

Underwood Crossroads
12495 County Line Road
Leighton, AL ‎35646

Littleville (near the Volunteer Fire Dept.)
1448 Jackson Highway
Tuscumbia, AL 35674

Colbert Alloys Park
267 Alloys Park Lane
Muscle Shoals, AL 35661

Ford City
14439 County Line Road
Muscle Shoals, AL 35661

Nitrate City
1400 Alabama Avenue
Muscle Shoals, AL 35661

Northwest-Shoals Community College
105 Student Drive
Muscle Shoals, AL 35661

Appleton Avenue
309 Appleton Avenue
Sheffield, AL 35660

Manning Homes
2312 NW 15th Street
Sheffield, AL 35660

Rivermont
423 Pickwick Street
Sheffield, AL 35660

Michael Johnson Recreation Center
1920 NE 29th Street
Sheffield, AL 35660

Charity Chapel
2999 Frankfort Road
Tuscumbia, AL 35674

Colbert Heights High School
1614 Sunset Drive
Tuscumbia, AL 35674

Colbert County Road Department
2842 Highway 20
Tuscumbia, AL 35674

Trenholm
914 S Hickory Street
Tuscumbia, AL 35674

Denton Road
2844 Denton Road
Tuscumbia, AL 35674

Highway 247 Volunteer Fire Department
4651 Highway 247
Tuscumbia, AL 35674

Locust Shores
74 Golden Road
Tuscumbia, AL 35674

Spring Valley
7147 Coburn Mountain Road
Tuscumbia, AL 35674




CULLMAN COUNTY, ALABAMA

EMA PHONE: 256-739-5410

Baileyton
112 Fairview Rd
Capacity: 96
No pets

Chapel Village/Jones Chapel
74 County Rd 1034, Cullman, AL 35057
Capacity 90-100
No pets

Dodge City Town Hall – basement
130 Howard Circle, Hanceville, AL 35077
(basement was built to storm shelter standards)

Dodge City Volunteer Fire Department
7150 County Rd 223
Capacity: 96
No pets

Fairview Housing Authority
501 1st Ave SW
Capacity: 90-100
No pets

Garden City Town Hall
501 1st Ave SW
Capacity: 450+ people
No pets

Good Hope City Hall (Basement)
134 Town Hall Dr, Cullman, AL 35057
Capacity: 100
No pets

Good Hope freestanding shelter behind City Hall
Accessed via Madison Dr.
Capacity: 96
No pets

Good Hope Volunteer Fire Department #2
301 Day Gap Rd
Capacity: 96
No pets

Hanceville – three shelters:
202 Bangor Avenue SE
1407 Commercial Street SE
203 Michelle Street NW
No pets

Smith Lake Park
420 County Rd 385
Capacity: 96
No pets

South Vinemont
88 Ridgeway St
Capacity: 96
No pets

Vinemont Providence Volunteer Fire Department #1
576 County Rd 1355, Vinemont, AL 35179
Capacity: 200
No pets

Vinemont Providence Volunteer Fire Department #2
60 Ridgeway St
Capacity: 200
No pets

West Point
4050 County Rd 1141
Capacity: 96
No pets


FRANKLIN COUNTY ALABAMA
EMA PHONE: 256-332-8890

Shelter behind Hodges City Hall
1842 Hwy. 172
Hodges

Phil Campbell Community Center
132 Sherry Bryce Dr.
Phil Campbell

Blue Springs Fire Department
Highway 75
Phil Campbell

Gravel Hill Volunteer Fire Department
Gravel Hill Rd in Phil Campbell

Vina Fire Department
79 Church Street
Vina

Red Bay Water Park
640 2nd St NE
Red Bay

Red Bay Old Airport
627 9th Ave NW
Red Bay

Russellville Park & Rec Center
204 Ash Ave
Russellville

511 Gaines Ave
Russellville

Pleasant Site Fire Department
2785 Hwy. 90
Pleasant Site

Burnout Fire Department
75 Hwy 224
Burnout

Shelter Near Belgreen School Gym
14141 Hwy 187
Belgreen

Spruce Pine Community Center
5680 County Rd 22
Spruce Pine

Frog Pond Fire Department
11 Highway 61
Spruce Pine




MARION COUNTY, ALABAMA

PHONE: 205-921-4555

DISTRICT 1 SHOP SHILOH
2495 ST HWY 187

HAMILTON FIRE DEPT HAMILTON
555 AL NATIONAL GUARD RD

CO HWY 12 AND GOBER RD HACKLEBURG
120 GOBER RD

ROCK CITY CHURCH OF CHRIST
5175 CO HWY 38

DISTRICT 5 SHOP, GUIN,
441 11TH AVE

SHOTTSVILLE FIRE DEPT, SHOTTSVILLE,
396 CO HWY 56

BYRD FIRE DEPT, BYRD,
239 CO HWY 13

NEAR BEAR CREEK CITY HALL,
264 SMITH STREET

BISHOP COMMUNITY CENTER, BEAR CREEK,
260 HIGH AVE

WINFIELD FIRE STATION #2,
739 FAWN GROVE RD

BRILLIANT CITY HALL, REAR,
1279 MAIN STREET

KRAFT COMMUNITY CENTER,
7115 CO HWY 19

PEA RIDGE FIRE DEPT,
5704 CO HWY 45

COUNTY ANNEX [2 SHELTERS] HAMILTON,
372 7TH AVE SW

HACKLEBURG HOUSING AUTH,
443 RAY RD

BEAR CREEK HOUSING AUTH,
8573 ST HWY 13

SUNNY HOME FIRE DEPT,
13536 ST HWY 233

WINFIELD CITY,
1316 MEDOWLARD RD

SULLINS SCHOOL HOUSE (ST253/CO49),
4509 CO HWY 49

CO HWY 25/20 INTERSECTION,
6925 CO HWY 25

TOWN OF TWIN,
6125 ST HWY 253

WINFIELD COMMUNITY SAFEROOM,
126 CITY HALL STREET

GUIN, COLLINS LIFE CENTER,
581 14TH ST NORTH


LAUDERDALE COUNTY, ALABAMA
EMA PHONE: 256-760-6363

North Wood United Methodist Church
1129 Wills Ave
Florence, AL

Petersville Church of Christ
3601 Cloverdale Rd.
Florence, AL

Underwood/Petersville Community Center
840 County Road7
Florence, AL

Williams Chapel Presbyterian Church
6401 County Road 1
Waterloo, AL

Killen United Methodist Church
201 J.C. Mauldin Hwy.
Killen, AL

Bank Independent
11250 Hwy. 101
Lexington, AL

Lexington Town Hall (Old Vault Area)
11060 Hwy. 101
Lexingon, AL

Woodmont Baptist Church
2001 Darby Drive
Florence, AL

Mount Pleasant Baptist Church
8880 County Road 71 (Old Lexington Florence Road, southwest of Lexington)
Lexington, AL

First Baptist Church of Anderson
245 Church St.
Anderson, AL

Rogersville United Methodist Church
51 Turner Lindsey Road
Rogersville, AL

Rogersville Church of Christ
450 College Street (County Road 26)
Rogersville, AL

First Baptist Church of Rogersville
222 College Street (County Road 26)
Rogersville, AL

Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church
2705 County Rd 222
Florence, AL 35633

Elgin United Methodist Church
2743 Hwy 101
Elgin, AL

Oakland Methodist Church
24305 CR 14
Florence, AL

Waterloo – 2 blocks behind Culver Museum
300 County Road 45
Waterloo, AL 35677

Rogersville (behind City Hall)
36 Wheeler Street
Rogersville, AL 35652




LAWRENCE COUNTY, ALABAMA

EMA PHONE: 256-974-7641

Roy Coffee Park
3581 Jefferson Street
Courtland
Holds 96 people

First Baptist Church
Jefferson Street
Courtland
(*North Courtland residents – please feel free to use this one)

6619 County Road 81
Danville (next to the Speake Senior Center)
Holds 96 people

11720 Main Street
Hillsboro
Holds 96 people

Chalybeate – next to Chalybeate VFD
69 County Road 296
Hillsboro
Holds 96 people

14201 Court Street
Moulton
Holds 720 people

Wren Community Shelter
(Behind Pleasant Grove Church)
11440 Alabama Highway 33
Moulton
Holds 96 people

Mount Hope Senior Center
3142 County Road 460
Mount Hope
Holds 96 people

7042 Alabama Highway 101
(Hatton community – at the Hatton Senior Center)
Town Creek
Holds 96 people

Red Bank Park
1933 County Road 314
Town Creek
Holds 96 people

1025 Wallace Street
Town Creek
Holds 192 people

Veterans Memorial Park
6229 County Road 214
Trinity
Holds 96 people


LIMESTONE COUNTY, ALABAMA
EMA PHONE: 256-232-2631

Athens High School
655 U.S. Highway 31 N
Athens, AL 35611 (entrance is on the south side of the building in parking lot “A”, the side nearest Pryor Street)
No pets allowed, except certified service animals (registration documents are required)

Ardmore City Hall
25844 Main St.
Ardmore, TN 38449
Holds 150 people

Ardmore Public Shelter
29910 Park Avenue (across from the Boys and Girls Club)
Ardmore, AL
Holds 300 people

Ark of Promise Community Safe Room
15199 Browns Ferry Rd.
Athens, AL

Bob Volunteer Fire Department
7982 Old Railroad Bed Road, Ardmore, AL 35739
Holds approximately 90 people

Bethel Church of Christ
Intersection of Bledsoe Road and Capshaw Road
26772 Capshaw Road
Athens, AL 35613
No pets allowed

Clements Community Safe Room
9158 U.S. Hwy. 72 W., Athens, AL 35611
Holds approximately 100 people

Cowford Community Safe Room
14008 Grover Dr.
Athens, AL 35611

Elkmont Community Safe Room
19663 Sandlin Rd.
Elkmont, AL 35620
Holds about 200 people

Good Shepherd United Methodist Church
1418 Old Railroad Bed Road
Madison, AL 35757-6613
Open when there is a watch or warning issued for Madison or Limestone counties. No pets allowed.

Good Springs Community Shelter
33634 AL Hwy. 99, Anderson, AL 35610
Holds 150 people

Lester Community Shelter
30306 Lester Rd., Lester, AL 35647
Holds 100 people

Owens Community Shelter
17196 Glaze Rd., Athens, AL 35611
Holds 100 people

Owens Elementary School
21465 AL Hwy. 99, Athens, AL 35611
Holds 600 people
Will be open to the public after school hours only

Pine Ridge Community Shelter
10078 Settle Road
Athens, AL 35611

Pisgah Community Safe Room
27718 McKee Road
Toney, AL 35773

Pleasant Grove Safe Room
9080 Upper Snake Road, Athens, AL 35614
Holds 150 people

Ark of Promise Church Safe Room
15199 Browns Ferry Road, Reid, AL 35611
Holds 200 people

West Limestone High School
10945 School House Rd., Lester, AL 35647
Holds 1,000 people
Will be open to the public after school hours only

Wooley Springs Community Shelter (Near Bethel Grocery and Wooley Springs Baptist Church)
27941 Bethel Road
Elkmont, AL 35620




MORGAN COUNTY, ALABAMA

EMA PHONE: 256-351-4620

Brindlee Mountain Volunteer Fire Department
4373 Highway 231
Union Grove, AL
1 shelter – Holds 96 people

Cotaco Fire Dept
Highway 36 East in Cotaco
Holds 95 people.

Danville Volunteer Fire Department
5798 Hwy 36 West
Danville, AL 35619
2 shelters at this location – both hold 98 people

Decatur City Hall
402 Lee St NE (Basement)
Decatur, AL

Eva Volunteer Fire Department
4238 Eva Rd
Eva, AL

Hartselle High School
1000 Bethel Road NE
Hartselle, AL

Abundant Life Church
524 Lafayette St. NE
Decatur, AL 35601
(256) 345-9930
Basement holds 125-150 people

Somerville City Hall
192 Broad Street
Somerville, AL 35670
Holds 96 people – no smoking, no pets

Cutoff Road, half a mile south of Alabama 67 in the Cross Creek housing area
Somerville, AL
Holds 96 people – no smoking, no pets

Massey Volunteer Fire Department
386 Evergreen Road
Danville, AL
Holds 98 people

Morgan City Community Shelter
Located behind the new Brindlee Mountain Fire Department facility
U.S. 231
Open any time a Tornado Watch or Tornado Warning is issued for Morgan County

Morgan County EMA
(first floor of Morgan County Courthouse)
302 Lee Street NE
Decatur, AL

Neel Volunteer Fire Department
70 Neel School Rd
Danville, AL

Oak Ridge Volunteer Fire Department, Station 1
200 NW Simmons Road
Hartselle, AL 35640
Holds 98 people, No pets

Priceville Town Hall
242 Marco Dr
Decatur, AL

Punkin Center Volunteer Fire Department
116 Kirby Bridge Road
Danville, AL
Holds 98 people

Shorty Ryan Park
3812 Eva Rd
Eva, AL
2 Shelters – Each holds 98 people

Somerville Community
75 Cross Creek Loop
Somerville, AL
Cross Creek Subdivision

Somerville Community
31 High St N
Somerville, AL
1 Shelter – Holds 96 people

Somerville Volunteer Fire Department Station 2
122 Perkins Wood Rd
Hartselle, AL
1 Shelter – Holds 96 people

Trinity Town Hall
35 Preston Drive (near the corner of Preston Drive and Seneca Drive)
Trinity, AL 35673
Holds 98 people