The storm season is here as evidenced by the Andover tornado last Friday. Montgomery County Emergency Management Director, Rick Whitson has released a current list of public storm shelters throughout Montgomery County. In the event that threatening weather approaches your location and you do not have a safe place to cover you can seek shelter at any of the public shelter locations in Coffeyville, Independence, Caney or Cherryvale. There are certain rules that may apply. The rules, locations and entrance information can be found below.
Community Elementary School, 102 S. Cline – During the school year it’s available after 3:30pm or anytime on weekends and summer. Enter south door of multi-purpose room. No pets.
Field Kindley High School, 1110 W 8th St. – During the school year available after 3:30pm or anytime on weekends and summer. Enter north side of gym. No pets.
Jerry Hamm Early Learning Center, 200 N Walnut - After 3:30 during school year. Enter east and west side of new addition. No pets.
1st Church of God, 2010 W 5th
St Paul’s Lutheran Church, 506 W 9th
Memorial Hall, 401 N., Penn – Pets must be in a carrier or on a leash.
Independence High School Gym, 1301 N 10th – Use the northwest entrance to the gym. No pets
Montgomery County Judicial Center, 300 E Main – Use the south entrance Pets must be in a carrier and will be placed in a designated area.
Temporary City Hall Building D, 811 W Laurel – Pets must be in carriers or on a leash
Methodist Church at 3rd and High
Liberty Church at 3rd and Main
Cherryvale Public Library, 329 E Main – Mon – Fri 11am – 6pm. Enter through north or south entrances. Handicap access on the south end of the building.
1st Baptist Church, 100 N Montgomery – Access on east side of Church.
United Methodist Church, 305 W 3rd – Enter through east side of church, just south of the Main Entrance. No pets