Community Storm Shelters open during tornado warnings (updated)

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Councilman Sam Ashford at Colony’s shelter in this Colony file photo.

The Cullman County Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) offered this updated list of available storm shelters ahead of Wednesday’s storms. Storms from around 5 a.m. Wednesday through 3 a.m. Thursday will be significant and could be dangerous. If you are not in a substantial structure, please go to a shelter. For the safety of shelter occupants, especially small children, please do not take pets to shelters unless one specifically notes that it is pet-friendly.

 
  • Town of Baileyton – 3 Shelters 

    • 112 Fairview Rd. – holds 96+ people

    • 130 Cemetery Rd. – 86+

    • 600 Fire Station Rd. – 86+ 

    • Operated by Town of Baileyton 

  • Berlin Volunteer Fire Department (in the old VFD building behind the new building), 3581 U.S. Hwy. 278 E, Berlin – 40+

    • Operated by Berlin VFD

  • Bethsadia Volunteer Fire Department (VFD), 454 Co. Rd. 804 – 86+ 

    • Operated by Bethsadia VFD 

  • Brushy Pond Senior Center, 2729 Co. Rd. 143, Bremen – 48+ 

    • Operated by Senior Center 

  • Chapel Village/Jones Chapel, 74 Co. Rd. 1034 (just off Hwy 278) – 96+ 

    • Always open 

  • Colony Senior Center, 12980 AL Hwy. 91 S – 48+ 

    • Operated by Senior Center 

  • Town of Colony, 65 Byars Rd. (Adjacent to town hall) – 86+ 

    • Operated by Town of Colony 

  • Crane Hill Senior Center, Basement of Cullman County Sheriff’s Office Satellite Station, 15140 Co. Rd. 222, Crane Hill – 100 

    • Operated by Crane Hill VFD 

  • Cullman Senior Center, 1539 Sportsman Lake Rd. – 89+ 

    • Operated by Senior Center 

  • City of Cullman – 2 shelters

    • 1511 Sportsman Lake Rd. (across from Cullman Co Fairgrounds) 396+, kenneled small animals allowed 

    • Beech Center, 1803 Beech Ave. SE – 150+ 

    • Operated by Cullman PD 

  • Town of Dodge City, 130 Howard Cir. (Town Hall Basement) – Unknown capacity

    • Operated by Town of Dodge City 

  • Dodge City VFD #2, 7150 Co. Rd. 223 – 96+ 

    • Operated by DCVFD 

  • Fairview Housing Authority, 96 Countryside Acres Rd. – 96+ 

    • Always Open 

  • Town of Garden City, 501 1st Ave. SW (by Town Hall) – 396+ 

    • Operated by Town of Garden City

  • City of Good Hope – 3 Shelters 

    • 134 Municipal Dr. (City Hall Basement) – 75+

    • 301 Day Gap Rd. – 96+

    • 301 Municipal Dr. (Behind City Hall) – 96+  

    • Operated by City of Good Hope 

  • Gold Ridge VFD, 5225 Co. Rd. 1545 – 96+ 

    • Operated by GRVFD 

  • City of Hanceville – 3 Shelters 

    • 202 Bangor Ave. (Behind City Hall) – 96+

    • 203 Michelle St. NW (CW Day Park) – 96+

    • 1407 Commercial St. (Steppville) 96+ 

    • Operated by Hanceville PD 

  • Hanceville Senior Center, 1500 Spruce St. SE (behind Senior Center) – 48+ 

    • Operated by Senior Center 

  • Town of Holly Pond, 60 Finley Rd. (Adjacent to town hall) – 86+ 

    • Operated by Town of Holly Pond 

  • Logan VFD, 4203 Co. Rd. 818 Logan – 96+ 

    • Operated by Logan VFD 

  • Smith Lake Park, 416 Co. Rd. 385 (Behind Office) – 96+ 

    • Operated by County Park & Recreation 

  • Stony Lonesome Park, 10075 AL Hwy. 69 S – 2 units 144 

    • Operated by County Park & Recreation 

  • Town of South Vinemont, 60 Ridgeway St. (behind VPVFD #2) – 192 

    • Operated by VPVFD 

  • Vinemont/Providence VFD #1, 576 Co. Rd. 1355 – 192+ 

    • Operated by VPVFD 

  • Walter VFD, next to Dollar General, 32655 Ala. Hwy. 91, Cullman (Walter community) – 70

    • Operated by Walter VFD

  • Town of West Point – 2 Shelters 

    • 3990 Co. Rd. 1141 (next to Town Hall) – 96+

    • 11160 AL Hwy. 157 (behind WPVFD #1) – 96+ 

    • Operated by Town of West Point

 

Community storm shelters will be open if a tornado watch is issued. Please be weather-aware today/tonight.