FEMA Safe Room Activation Procedure During School Hours:
During normal school hours (7:30 AM -3:30 PM) when a tornado watch is issued for Barry County, the site coordinator will notify the superintendent of the Purdy School District that the county is under a tornado watch. The designated safe room area will be cleared if necessary and readied for occupancy should a warning be issued.
Surrounding residents should use weather radios or tune into local radio or TV stations to apprise themselves when severe weather is expected in the area.
During normal school hours (7:30 AM -3:30 PM) when a tornado warning is issued (tornado sirens activated) by the Barry County’s Emergency Management Director, the students will be evacuated from their classrooms and proceed to the tornado safe room along the prescribed routes .
Residents surrounding the Safe Room will be expected to proceed to the Safe Room to seek shelter.
The weather will continue to be monitored by the Field Manager and the Safe Room will remain open until the severe weather has abated and the National Weather Service has canceled the warnings and watches or they have expired.