Community Storm Shelters
Frequently Asked Questions
Where are the Community Storm Shelters located?
The FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) Community Safe Room is located at the northwest end of Logan-Rogersville Upper Elementary School at 306 S Mill St, Rogersville, MO 65742.
The Community Storm Shelter is located on the east side of the Logan-Rogersville Elementary School at 7297 E Farm Road 164, Rogersville, MO 65742
What is a Tornado Protection Zone (TPZ)?
The Tornado Protection Zone is an area a 0.5 miles radius around the FEMA safe room. This area is designated by FEMA as those who can quickly make it to the FEMA safe room in the event of a tornado warning. This does not limit who can come to the FEMA safe room; it just notes those who can quickly make it in the event of severe weather. Tornado Protection Zone: See map
Are the safe rooms at the Middle School and High School open to the public?
The function of the safe rooms located at the Middle and High Schools are to provide protection for students and staff during tornado activity during school hours. Due to the lack of population density within the TPZ, the FEMA grants for these two structures were not designated as community safe rooms outside school hours – with the exception of evening school activities. If you are at or near the High School or Middle School in an active tordado warning during school hours or during a school evening activity, you will be permitted to enter the safe rooms.
Why is the Elementary Community Storm Shelter not referred to as a FEMA structure?
While it was built to the same safety specifications as a FEMA structure, no federal funds were received. The Elementary Community Storm Shelter was 100% funded by the LR Community with the passing of the April 2019 Bond.
When are the Community Storm Shelters open for use?
The Community Storm Shelters will be opened to the public during tornado warnings issued by the National Weather Service. The storm shelters will remain open until the warning has expired or been cancelled by the National Weather Service.
Are animals allowed?
Aid animals are allowed. Household pets are not allowed in the Storm Shelters unless they are confined in an owner provided carrier or remain on a short leash next to the owner at all times, and they are under control, quiet, and not disturbing the other patrons.
Can people leave the storm shelter during the tornado warning?
Absolutely NOT! The doors must remain closed and no person should exit the shelter until an all clear has been given. We understand people feel the need to get on social media, or try and call a loved one. But the walls are almost 2 ft. thick concrete full of rebar, therefore you will not have cell phone service while inside the storm shelter. Please do not put yourself and others at risk by opening the doors to make a phone call.