Storm Shelter and Emergency Management Links in the 4-States

Storm Shelters

Don’t wait until severe weather hits to have a plan. KOAM has gathered shelter registration links, public shelters and other resources to help.

Don’t forget you can register your home’s storm shelter with your city, county or state. If you have questions about storm shelter locations or registration, contact your county emergency management or local police station.

Tips to be prepared and ways to stay informed

You can find storm shelter information, including links to help you register a personal shelter, below. Each year, KOAM reaches out to emergency management officials to get updated information on their public shelters.

Missouri

  • Barton County
  • Joplin-Jasper County
    • Emergency Management:
    • Joplin – Register your shelter
    • Public Shelters (updated 2021)
      • According to the Emergency Management Office – all public schools in Webb City, Carthage and Joplin have public shelters. Be sure to contact local officials in advance for rules involving each shelter.
    • Joplin Public Schools Safe Rooms – The following Community Safe Rooms are available to the community during a Tornado Warning, and/or when the tornado sirens have sounded. If Community Safe Rooms open before a Tornado Warning, or before tornado sirens sound, a notification will be posted on the district’s Facebook page (click here for a helpful map).
    • Carthage Public Schools Safe Room (Guidelines and Rules)
      • The Carthage R-9 School District has one community safe room available to you in the event of severe weather.  The location is:
        • Carthage Junior High School, 827 E. Centennial Carthage, MO 64836 –MAX CAPACITY  2079
    • Webb City Public Schools Safe Rooms (Guidelines and Rules)
      • The Webb City School District has four community safe rooms available to you in the event of severe weather. The four locations are:
        • Harry S Truman, 810 N. HWY D Webb City, MO – MAX CAPACITY 988
        • Carterville Elementary, 210 E Hall Street, Carterville, MO – MAX CAPACITY 1,141
        • Madge T. James, 211 W Aylor Street, Webb City, MO – MAX CAPACITY 1,394
        • Webb City High School Dome, 621 N Madison St., Webb City, MO – MAX CAPACITY 2,600
  • McDonald County
    • Emergency Management:
    • Register your shelter
    • Public Shelters (updated 2021):
      • Pineville
        • Pineville Elementary – 802 M. Street
      • Southwest City
        • Southwest City Elementary School – 411 Academy St
      • Anderson
        • McDonald County High School – 100 Mustang Dr.
      • Noel
        • Pre-K Center – 14762 W. State Hwy 90
      • Goodman
        • School – 117 N. School Street
  • Newton County
    • Emergency Management:
      • Website
        • Includes storm shelter information and a form to register your personal shelter
      • Facebook
    • Public Shelters (updated 2021)
      • Neosho
        • Crowder College, Davison Hall – 601 Laclede Ave
        • Neosho South Elementary – 1111 Wornall St Blv
        • Carver Elementary – 12350 Norway Rd
        • Neosho High School – 511 S Neosho Blvd
      • Diamond
        • Diamond Schools – 401 S Main (Between middle and elementary school)
      • Granby
        • East Newton High School – 22876 Hwy 86
      • Seneca
        • Seneca Intermediate school – 1815 St Eugene St
      • Stella
        • Community Public Shelter – Carter & Ozark St. (East of the Veterans’ Memorial located on Ozark Street)
  • Vernon County

Kansas

  • Allen County:
    • Emergency Management
    • Public Shelters (updated 2022):
      • Iola
        • Bowlus Fine Art Center – 205 E Madison
        • Lincoln School, south door west side – 700 N Jefferson
        • McKinley School, east side– 209 S Kentucky
      • Moran
        • Ball Park, east side – 511 W Randolph
        • Behind the Library – 319 N. Cedar
      • Humboldt
        • Cannon Park – 9th and Charles
        • Water Plant – 2nd and Bridge
        • Swimming Pool – 801 Indiana
        • Lutheran Church – 910 Amos
        • City Hall – 725 Bridge
      • La Harpe
        • Christian Church, east side – 9th & Jefferson
        • South of City Hall – 10th & Broadway
        • South end of the park – 7th and Jackson
      • Elsmore
        • North side of road – 2nd & Main
      • Gas
        • Fees Park – 201 N. Morrill
        • Behind City Hall – 205 N. Stanley
        • Community Center – 624 W. Pine
        • North End of Barney Lane
        • 2nd and Humphrey St.
        • South End of South Morrill
        • Walnut and Daly
        • South Stanley and 3rd Street
  • Bourbon County (emailed for 2022 updates)
  • Cherokee County (emailed for 2022 updates)
  • Crawford County
    • Register your shelter
    • Public Shelters (emailed for 2022 updates):
      • Girard: High School – 415 N Summit, Haderlein Elementary School – 520 W Prairie St
      • Arma: High School – 1003 E South St
    • Emergency Management
  • Labette County
    • Emergency Management
    • Public Shelters (emailed for any 2022 changes):
      • Chetopa
        • 6th & Locust
      • Mound Valley
        • Community Center – 505 Hickory
      • Dennis
        • Fire Station – 209 2nd
      • Oswego
        • Oswego High School – 1501 Tomahawk Trail
      • Parsons
        • City Municipal Building – 112 S 17th
        • Lincoln Elementary – 1800 Dirr
        • Guthridge Elementary – 1020 S 31st
        • Garfield Elementary – 300 S 14th
        • High School – 3030 Morton
          • Shelters will only be opened during a tornado warning and only the high school accepting pets that must be in a carrier or kennel.
  • Neosho County
    • Emergency Management
    • Sheriff’s Office
    • Public Shelters (updated 2022):
      • Chanute
        • Tioga Hotel – Corner of Main St. & Lincoln Ave.
        • NCCC Gymnasium – 800 West 14th Street
        • Lincoln School – 1000 West Main Street
      • Erie
        • Erie Courthouse, 101 S Main St., Erie, KS
      • Thayer
        • Thayer United Methodist Church – Corner of Labette & Okmulgee
        • Band Shell at Thayer City Park
      • St. Paul
        • St. Paul High School – 318 1st Street (K-47 Highway)
      • Galesburg
        • Galesburg Middle School – 6955 Kingman Road
      • Stark
        • Grant Center (Old School House) – West Main Street
  • Wilson County
  • Woodson County
    • Emergency Management
    • Public Shelters (emailed for 2022 updates):
      • Burlington
        • Courthouse – 601 Cross Street
      • Leroy
        • 713 California Street

Oklahoma

Arkansas