The storm shelters, which are located throughout the city, are available for use by the public during non-school hours. School hours are from 7:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m., Monday through Friday during the school year.
The shelters are wired in with the City of Conway’s Severe Weather alert system, so when the sirens go off for a Tornado Warning, the doors open automatically for community members to go inside. During storm season, the doors will be checked weekly to make sure the automatic openers are working properly. Rules are posted at each site. The doors will automatically close when the warning expires.
Community members who plan to use the shelters in the event of severe weather should visit the shelter during non-school hours and a non-weather event to locate parking, entrances, etc. to formulate the best plan should severe weather indeed necessitate using the shelter in an emergency situation.