Tornado Shelters


217 5th Street
Monett, Missouri 65708
Kelley McMillan, Emergency Management Director


  • Monett Intermediate School - 710 9th Street
  • Monett Elementary School - 601 Learning Lane
  • Monett High School - 1 David Sippy
  • Monett Community Building - 603 County Road

Basic Sheltering Rules: We encourage every citizen to Shelter In Place in the event of severe weather. Seek a location within your current location rather than try to get to a remote shelter. Seldom is there enough time to go to a shelter other than the one in your own location.

Don't forget the basic rules for effective sheltering during a tornado or other high-wind event:

  • Inside beats outside
  • Below ground beats above ground
  • Lower floor beats upper floors
  • In all instances, place yourself in an interior room with multiple walls between you and the exterior.

We recommend our citizens employ at least three means of hazardous weather notification & information:

  • Outdoors - Warning Sirens
  • Indoors - NOAA Weather Radio
  • Cell Phones - Weather Notification Service

Community Storm Shelter Rules

  • No Smoking
  • No Alcohol
  • No Pets
  • No Profanity
  • No Weapons
  • No Illicit Drugs
  • Children must be kept under control by parents
  • Each person will be responsible for keeping shelter clean
  • Noise should be kept to a minimum
  • Once inside the shelter, you must remain there until shelter manager says its safe to return home.
  • Only one small bag will be allowed by each occupant
  • Each person in the shelter is expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not interfere, or cause problems, for the other occupants.
  • Any problems inside the shelter should be reported to the shelter manager immediately.
  • All occupants will obey the shelter managers instructions while inside the shelter. Anyone not complying with orders may be expelled or arrested.