Below is a list of storm shelters open to the public across central Alabama:Blount County:Cleveland Community Safe Room (Park Road at the Cleveland Town Park)Locust Fork Community Safe Room (Locust Fork Fire Department)Snead Community Safe Room (McCall Street behind Snead Piggly Wiggly)Reminder that these are safe rooms only and not affiliated with Red Cross so there is no food or bedding. Please bring whatever personal supplies you might need such as blankets, pillows and medical needs.Calhoun County:First Baptist Church of Williams (5579 County Road 37, Jacksonville)Piedmont High SchoolOhatchee Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) White Plains Volunteer Fire Department (VFD)Webster's Chapel Volunteer Fire Department (VFD)Etowah County:Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church (5850 Sardis Rd) - Opening at 5 p.m.Black Creek Volunteer Fire Department (20 Styles Bridge Rd) - Opening at 4 p.m.Etowah Baptist Association (853 Walnut St) - Opening at 7:30 p.m.First Baptist Church Hokes Bluff (5052 Main St) - Opening at 10 p.m.First Baptist Church Southside (2560 Mountain View Drive) - Opening at 6 p.m.Gadsden Public Library (254 College St) - OPENGoodyear Heights Baptist Church (608 Kaying Rd N.) - Opening when a Tornado Watch is issued for Etowah CountyNew Bethel Congressional Methodist Church (6673 Main St) - OPENNortheast Etowah Community Center (3733 US Highway 411 N) - Will open if an adjacent county goes under a Tornado WarningStowers Hill Baptist Church (407 Ninth Ave SW) - Opening at 4 p.m.Youngs Chapel Methodist Church (44 Youngs Chapel Rd) - Will open if an adjacent count goes under a Tornado WarningThe shelters are intended for short-term use, and food and water may not be provided at these locations. Visit www.ShelterEtowah.com or call 2-1-1 for more information on these shelters.Haleyville:911 21st Street721 County Road 511206 10th Avenue 930 4th Avenue 2324 14th Avenue Helena:First Baptist Church (opens at 5:30 pm)Helena City Hall Auditorium Pickens County:4216 M L King Road (Aliceville)240 Shade Road (Aliceville)1184 M L King Road (Aliceville)7420 County Road 13 (Aliceville)332 3rd Ave NE (Aliceville)751 5th NW (Aliceville)897 Roland Bate Road (Carrollton)41 Elliott St (Carrollton)112 Bains Road (Ethelsville)51 School Circle (Reform)Talladega County:Alpine/Lanier (4435 Kings Chapel Road, Alpine)Spring Street Recreation Center, TalladegaChildersburg (118 6th Avenue, Childersburg)First Baptist Church in SylacaugaEast Providence (3456 Providence Road, Talladega)Ironaton (4025 Ironaton Road)Lay Lake (716 Heasletss Road, Childersburg)Munford (789 Carter Street, Munford)Munford (Fire Dept. Main St) (158 Main Street)Oak Grove (2364 Forest Glen Road, Sylacauga)Renfroe (7191 Renfroe Road, Talladega)Sylacauga (1408 Edwards Street, Sylacauga)Stemley (125 Rock Church Road, Talladega)Winterboro (1405 Bullocks Ferry Road, Talladega)Tuscaloosa:Tuscaloosa Magnet School (315 McFarland Blvd. East)Tuscaloosa Career & Technology Academy (2800 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd).These shelters have a very limited capacity - 150 at Tuscaloosa Magnet School and 800-1,000 at TCTA. They will be open from 5 pm until the threat of severe weather passes. Refreshments will not be provided.Tuscaloosa County:Town of Coker: Located behind Water Department on Highway 140Town of Brookwood: Behind the baseball fields at the Town Park (15689 Highway 216, Brookwood)Town of Coaling: Coaling Fire Station #2 (15150 Hwy 11 N, Coaling)Town of Vance: Wallace Tingle Park (17739 Vance Municipal Drive, Vance) Vance Civic Center (18344 Highway 11 N, Vance)Echola Fire Department: (14908 Echola Road, Gordo)
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