Sheltering Locations

It is important to choose a proper sheltering location for your safety. The Sheltering Locations Checklist (PDF) is provided in order to assist individuals in identifying suitable areas for sheltering during a sever weather event such as severe thunderstorm or tornado.

This checklist does not guarantee that injury or loss of life will not occur.
Severe Thunderstorms and Tornadoes often occur with little or no warning and produce violent and unpredictable consequences.


Appropriate Sheltering Locations


Some locations that can be considered for sheltering are as follows:
  • Basements
  • Closets
  • Hallways
  • Locker Rooms
  • Restrooms

Sheltering Locations to Avoid


Some locations to avoid considering for sheltering are as follows:
  • Auditoriums
  • Computer closets
  • Gymnasiums
  • Janitorial supply closets
  • Libraries
  • Loading Docks
  • Utility Tunnels