Emergency shelters in North Alabama

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We at WZDX wanted do our part in making sure that the community knows what to do in cases of severe storms.

Because of that, we have compiled a list of storm shelters and places that will take people in when severe weather is approaching. Some are schools, some are churches, and some are actual storm shelters. This is not a complete list. Locations may change and you’re advised to contact your local EMA for the most updated list of shelters. You can also check with your local EMAs to see if you can register your personal storm shelter so that first responders will know that you are there in case you are unable to leave due to debris from severe weather.

Madison County

Pet Friendly Shelters:
Moores Mill VFD 7416 Moore Mill Road
Huntsville, AL 35811 Capacity: 180
Phone: 256-859-6350
Pets Allowed in Crates: Yes

Crosswinds United Methodist Church
8089 Wall Triana Highway
Harvest, Alabama 35748 Capacity: 400
Phone: 256-325-1550
Pets Allowed in Crates: YES Pets in crates in Hallway leading to Shelter

Killingsworth Cove VFD
876 Killingsworth Cove Road
Gurley, Alabama 35748
Pets Allowed in Crates: NO Only Service Animals only

Madison County EMA Shelter List by WZDX News on Scribd

  • Decatur
    Decatur High School and Austin High School will open when a tornado watch is announced for Morgan County. These shelters are only open to the public when school is not in session. Documented service animals will not be allowed in the school shelters. Citizens with documented service animals may seek shelter in the basement of Decatur City Hall.
    • Decatur High School
      910 Somerville Rd SE
      Decatur, AL 35601
    • Austin High School
      3004 Modaus Rd SW
      Decatur, AL 35603
    • Decatur City Hall
      402 Lee Street NE
      Decatur, AL 35601
      Phone- (256) 341-4500

Colbert County Storm Shelters

RELATED: How to prepare for a tornado

Cullman County

112 Fairview Rd., Baileyton

130 Cemetery Rd., Baileyton

600 Fire Station Rd., Baileyton

1803 Beech Ave SE, Cullman

501 1st Ave SW, Cullman

301 Day Gap Rd., Cullman

1511 Sportsman Lake Rd., Cullman

Dekalb County

1106 Greenbrier Drive, Henagar

2489 Main St., Rainsville

514 Campbell Street, Fyffe 

41309 AL Highway 75, Geraldine

22474 AL Highway 75, Sylvania

Etowah County

104 Case Avenue, Attalla

2040 Macedonia Rd., Gadsden

1551 Mississippi St., Gadsden

201 West Chastain Boulevard, Glencoe

1131 Gladys St., Gadsden

3680 Main St., Altoona

20 Styles Bridge Rd., Collinsville 

102 Case Ave SE, Attalla

3770 Duck Springs Rd., Attalla

1140 Pulltight Rd., Gadsden

Franklin County

201 Ash Ave. Russellville

551 Shelby St Russellville

311 North Jackson Ave., Russellville

410 North Jackson Ave. Russellville

3673 Gravel Hill Rd., Phil Campbell

Jackson County

29490 U. S. Highway 72, Hollywood

6369 County Road 33, Hollywood

802 Kentucky Ave., Stevenson

107 Tennessee Ave., Stevenson

325 County Road 3, Princeton

6209 County Road 88, Pisgah

290 County Road 63, Woodville

You can register your storm shelter here.

Jackson County EMA Shelters by WZDX News on Scribd

  • Lauderdale County
    • North Wood United Methodist Church
      1129 Wills Avenue
      Florence, AL
      Pet friendly, all dogs must be on a leash or in a kennel, all cats in a carrier
    • Woodmont Baptist Church
      2001 Darby Drive
      Florence, AL
    • Petersville Church of Christ
      3601 Cloverdale Rd.
      Florence, AL
      Pet friendly, all pets have to be in crates
    • Underwood/Petersville Community Center
      840 County Road 7 (Section Line Road)
      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 (Don Michael)
      Lexington, 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
  • Lawrence County No pets, only ADA certified service animals
    • (Across road from Moulton Senior Center) 
      14201 Court St.,
      Moulton, AL
    • (Behind Western Sirloin Steakhouse) 
      200 Almon Drive
      Moulton, AL
    • (At Senior Center)
      3142 County Road 460
      Mt. Hope, AL
    • (Caddo)
      6229 County Road 214
      Trinity, AL
    • (Red Bank Park) 
      1933 County Road 314
      Town Creek, AL
    • (Roy Coffey Park) 
      3581 Jefferson St.
      Courtland, AL
    • Town Creek
      1025 Wallace Street
      Town Creek, AL
    • Hillsboro
      11720 Main Street (South of the Railroad Tracks)
      Hillsboro, AL
    • (Behind Speake Senior Site)
      6619 County Road 81
      Danville, AL
    • (Hatton Senior Center)
      7044 Alabama Highway 101
      Town Creek, AL
    • Wren Community next to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church
      11440 Al Highway 33
      Moulton, AL
    • Five Points Community, Next to Speake Fire Station Number 2 7301 County Road 87
      Moulton, AL
  • Limestone County Shelters will be opened when a tornado watch is issued for Limestone County. Pets are not permitted in any shelters with the exception of those being used as service animals for persons with disabilities.
    • Ardmore Community Safe Room
      29910 Park Avenue
      Ardmore, AL 35739
    • Ark of Promise Community Safe Room
      15159 Browns Ferry Rd.
      Athens, AL 35611
    • Clements Community Safe Room
      9158 U.S. Hwy. 72 W.
      Athens, AL 35611
    • Cowford Community Safe Room
      14008 Grover Dr.
      Athens, AL 35611
    • Elkmont Community Safe Room
      19663 Sandlin Rd.
      Elkmont, AL 35620
    • Goodsprings Community Safe Room
      33634 AL Hwy. 99
      Anderson, AL 35610
    • Owens Community Safe Room
      17196 Glaze Rd.
      Athens, AL 35611
    • Pine Ridge Community Safe Room
      10078 Settle Rd.
      Athens, AL 35611
    • Pisgah Community Safe Room
      27718 McKee Rd.
      Toney, AL 35773
    • Pleasant Grove Community Safe Room
      9080 Upper Snake Road
      Athens, AL 35614
    • Wooley Springs Community Safe Room
      26069 AL Hwy. 251
      Elkmont, AL 35620
    • You can register your storm shelter here.
  • Madison County
    • 556 Hughes Rd., Madison
    • 1303 Evangel Dr., Huntsville
    • 7416 Moores Mill Rd., Huntsville
    • 5351 Main Dr., New Hope
    • 5507 Main Dr., New Hope
    • 1418 Old Railroad Bed Rd., Madison
    • 626 Murphy Hill Rd., Toney
    • 280 Zierdt Rd., Madison
    • You can register your storm shelter here.
  • Marshall County Only service animals for the disabled allowed in shelter. No household pets allowed in shelter for reasons of safety and liability.
    • Asbury Martling
      4059 Martling Rd
      Albertville, AL
      (by Martling Senior Center)
    • Claysville
      22165 US Hwy 431,
      Guntersville, AL
      (by Cedar Lodge Center)
    • Georgia Mountain
      2485 Georgia Mtn Rd
      Guntersville, AL
      (by Georgia Mtn VFD)
    • Grant
      307 2nd Ave West
      Grant, AL
      (by Grant Recreation Center)
    • Grant
      21 1st Ave West
      Grant, AL
      (by D2 Shop)
    • Hebron
      90 Hebron School Rd
      Grant, AL
      (by Hebron VFD)
    • Mt. Pleasant
      5743 Simpson Point Rd
      Grant, AL
    • Nixon Chapel
      7925 Nixon Chapel Rd
      Horton, AL
      (by Nixon Chapel VFD)
    • Pleasant Grove
      7275 Section Line Road
      Albertville, AL
      (by Pleasant Grove VFD)
    • Riverview
      1345 Cha-La-Kee Road
      Guntersville, AL
      (by Riverview Campground)
    • Scant City
      3850 Eddy Scant Rd
      Arab, AL
      (by D1 Shop)
    • Swearengin
      5120 Swearengin Rd
      Swearengin, AL
      (by Swearengin VFD)
    • Wakefield
      777 South Sauty Rd
      Langston, AL
      (by Wakefield VFD)
    • Whitesville
      118 Whitesville Church Rd
      Boaz, AL
    • You can register your storm shelter here.
  • Morgan County No pets at any shelter.
    • You can register your storm shelter here.

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