When the clouds gets threatening, people start looking for a safe place to weather the storm. We are fortunate that historically tornadoes go around the town of Elkmont.
As you go east toward Elkton Road and I-65, the land gets lower and the chances go up. Tornadoes typically run in the valleys. Even though Elkmont is more protected by the hilltop, we are blessed with two places to seek safety in times of need.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
The storm shelter is not a hotel and is not furnished with the comforts of home. It is a bare bone facility designed with one purpose in mind, your safety. Bring your own chair, sleeping bag, snacks and source of entertainment. Hill Spirit doesn't think a tv is available so don't count on it.
Animals are not allowed except for service ones. You need to decide to leave Toto at home or leave him in the car.
Leave your stuff in the car until you check with the volunteer firefighter on site to see if it can be brought in. The shelter doesn't have unlimited space.
ELKMONT STORM SHELTER
19667 Sandlin Road
*Right: Fire Department
*Rear: Storm Shelter
The safe room will be opened immediately when a Tornado Watch is issued for Limestone County.
*We will establish communications with EMA upon activation. We will keep occupants updated with current weather information. Occupants shall adhere to Safe Room Rules which will be posted in Safe Room If the Safe Room is in the vicinity or path of a tornado the doors will be locked, should residents attempt to enter the Safe Room they will be allowed and the doors locked back.
Assistant Chief - Phillip (Fuzz) Hastings
Captain - Wade Holt
*another place to shelter is the basement of the United Methodist Church at 25444 Children Street*