Southwest City Elementary Storm Shelter

  • The Southwest City Elementary School Community Tornado Safe Room is located at the Southwest City School Campus at 411 Academy Street, Southwest City, MO 64863


    The Safe Room's first function is to provide protection for students and staff from tornado and dangerous high wind events during school hours. The maximum capacity of 792  persons, includes the student body, staff and surrouding residents in community that do not have basements or other safe rooms and live within the "Tornado Protection Zone".  Due to the maximum capacity, the Safe Room cannot provide shelter for those residing beyond the protection zone.


    During non-school hours, the Tornado Safe Room will be opened when the National Weather Service issues a tornado warning. 


    Individuals seeking shelter in the Safe Room who require special accomodations may submit a Special Needs Form to McDonald County R-1 Schools Administration Office.