City Storm Shelter Operations
The city of Bessemer operates a Community Storm Shelter at 651 Ninth Avenue Southwest, next to the Bessemer Police Department’s Emergency Operations Center.
Public Safety personnel will open the Storm Shelter to the public whenever a Tornado Watch or Warning is issued that includes the immediate Bessemer area. The Shelter will close once the watch or warning is cancelled.
The Storm Shelter can hold up to 100 persons. No pets will be allowed.
Shelter seekers can bring small food items and water to the shelter.