The Pettis County Commission has announced the completion of the construction of eight Pettis County storm shelters.  The commission is continuing to develop available parking for those that wish to seek cover in the shelter in case of an emergency.

The shelters are located at various locations around town and vary in capacity, able to shelter from 600-3000 people at a time.  The commission has provided this flier to help Pettis County residents find the shelter that is closest to them, as well as directions to the shelter.

The shelters will be available when Pettis County has been placed under a Tornado Watch, and will remain open until the watch expires or has been cancelled.  Information concerning whether or not residents should go to the shelter will be broadcast on Newstalk 1050 KSIS, as well as 1490 and available online via Nixle.

Sedalia residents are advised to bring a foldable lawn chair to the shelter since there are no seats provided.  Small items and toys for children are allowed in the shelters.  For the safety of all occupants, animals will not be allowed in the shelter with the exception of service animals.

For more information, please contact Dave Clippert, Director of the Sedalia-Pettis County Emergency Management Agency at 660-827-4800 ex. 1 or at ema@pettiscomo.com.