Athens High School Safe Room & Storm Shelter
REGARDING THE EXPECTED SEVERE WEATHER FOR SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 2020:
The Athens High School storm shelter will be open to the public in the event a tornado watch is issued over the weekend. The shelter will open its doors when a watch is issued. The entrance to the shelter is on the southeast side of the building (the side nearest Pryor Street). The entrance door faces east and enters directly into the shelter. Community members seeking shelter will not enter through the school.SAFE ROOM RULES
No fire arms or weapons permitted.
No smoking or vaping allowed.
No alcoholic beverages or drugs allowed.
No outside food or drinks allowed.
No pets allowed, with the exception of Certified Service Animals (registration documents are required).
Children must be supervised at all times.
Be respectful of others.SECURITY
Police security from the Athens Police Department will be on site when the shelter is open to the community.ABOUT THE SAFE ROOM
The Athens High School school and community safe room opened in 2019. The shleter has the capactiy to hold 1,500 people. When school is in session, the safe room is used by students and staff. When school is not in session, the safe room will be open to the public if and when a tornado watch is issued for Limestone County. The safe room is equipped with first aid kits, therapy kits, restrooms, a water fountain and a television.
Questions? Contact Athens City Schools Storm Shelter Manager Mike O'Rear.