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Wellington has 2 public tornado shelters; however you may want to find shelter at home

first_imgBy Tim Hay, Wellington Fire/EMS Chief — There are only two public tornado shelter locations in the city of Wellington.They are located at Sumner Regional Medical Center at 1323 North A (enter on the southeast side)….…and Sumner Care Center Nursing Home 1600 West 8th (enter on the west side).The old junior high located at 311 North A is no longer a public shelter as the building was sold to a private entity.  The City of Wellington encourages the public to find primary shelter in their home or business during a tornado warning as there may not be time to drive to a public shelter.  Locations to shelter in the home or business are a basement, interior hallway or bathroom without windows.Other locations to seek shelter are a neighbor, friend or family with a basement.  Make sure you have arrangements to gain access to their home or business in the event they are not occupied.  Those who live in a mobile home are encouraged to leave the mobile home regardless as mobile homes are easily damaged or destroyed by high winds or tornadoes.If you are in a vehicle and do not have time to seek shelter exit the vehicle and find shelter in a low lying area.  Tornado sirens are only efficient as outdoor warning devices.  They are not meant to be heard in structures or vehicles.The public must stay vigilant at all times when threatening weather approaches.  Tornado sirens are sounded when the national weather service includes the City of Wellington or the Wellington Lake (which can be sounded individually) or when an emergency responder visually confirms a tornado.When a tornado siren sounds or the national weather service issues a tornado warning for our area the public is encouraged to seek shelter immediately.  There are “no” sounding of the sirens for an all clear.  The public must decide when it is safe to leave shelter based on media reports and other information.  Visit the City of Wellington website, http://cityofwellington.net/, periodically for news and shelter information. 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Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down ???? · 377 weeks ago In light of the tragedy yesterday in Oklahoma, it made me question what we have in place at our local schools for “safe” rooms. I guess this is more of a question then a comment. Report Reply 3 replies · active 377 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 377 weeks ago I’m glad you said something about this. At the Wellington schools there are tornado safety rooms in all school buildings EXCEPT Eisenhower Elementary on the west side of town. Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down ???? · 377 weeks ago EXCEPT Eisenhower??? What’s up with that? Dig in Cueball, time to find some answers. What could possibly be the reasoning for not providing the same level of protection to all our kids. ??School Board?? Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down birdfan · 377 weeks ago Thats better than most districts, would be good to upgrade the last school asap. Report Reply +1 Vote up Vote down Stormie · 377 weeks ago Lincoln Elementary has a ‘state of the art’ FEMA Safe room. Steel and concrete walls and ceiling, bathroom, emergency lighting. The only missing component is that it should be available to the community. I believe that would require 24/7 accessibility, so the police or fire department would need a key and personnel to open the outside door during storm warnings. Report Reply 1 reply · active 377 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down birdfan · 377 weeks ago If one is coming and I have no other good place for my family, I WILL get in we can replace the glass, door or whatever later. 🙂 Report Reply +2 Vote up Vote down Tami Klinedinst · 377 weeks ago Sumner County Care Center has an excellent basement and a tornado shelter to accomodate multiple people/families if a tornado or disaster were to happen in Sumner County. We are open 24/7 and personnel are present to open the outside doors when storm or disasters develop. Our medical staff are highly trained and equipped to provide most needs of individuals. If you have any questions, please contact our Executive Director, Tami Klinedinst at 620-326-2232 or 316-206-3800 (cell). Report Reply 0 replies · active 377 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. 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