FEMA-rated Public Storm Shelters
Storm Shelters in Lebanon
Lebanon Middle School Storm Shelter
Lebanon Middle School serves as a designated storm shelter when Tornado Warnings are issued or the Office of Emergency Management deems it necessary to open shelters. The shelter is accessible after school hours. Enter through the back door located on Freemont Drive. The address is 2700 Buzz Pride Drive. Please exercise caution if the weather is inclement when heading to the shelter. Please note that the shelter is not open to the public during school hours to account for student safety and capacity issues.
Maplecrest Elementary School Storm Shelter
Maplecrest Elementary School provides a storm shelter option after school hours. Access the shelter via the front entrance of the new building, situated at 901 Maple Lane. Please exercise caution if the weather is inclement when heading to the shelter. Please note that the shelter is not open to the public during school hours to account for student safety and capacity issues.
Boswell Elementary School FEMA Shelter
Boswell Elementary School, situated at 695 Millcreek Road, will soon serve as a FEMA Storm Shelter accessible 24/7, shelters are activated. While the facility is currently undergoing final touches, it is not open to the public at this time but we will update when this option is available.
Storm Shelter Opening Notifications
Lebanon Storm Shelters are made available when the City of Lebanon falls under a Tornado Warning or when the Office of Emergency Management determines it is required. To keep residents informed about shelter openings, the City of Lebanon utilizes both our Facebook Page and the Nixel Emergency Alert Texting System. To sign up for this service, you can visit the City of Lebanon website or simply text LebanonMO to 888-777. Stay safe and connected!
Important Notice: While we want to ensure your safety, please be aware that the city cannot assume responsibility for any accidents that may occur during travel to the shelters in inclement weather. Take all necessary precautions and prioritize your safety when making the decision to seek shelter. Always have a way to receive official weather warnings and a plan for when action is required. The official government weather source for the Lebanon area is the National Weather Service in Springfield, Missouri. It is also wise to have a weather radio connected and ready to go.