A safe room or underground shelter is the best place to be during severe weather. But what happens if a storm leaves debris and you are unable to escape your safe place? In response to community concerns, the City of Ada in cooperation with Pontotoc County has initiated a new program to ensure your safety after the storm has passed.
The City of Ada & Pontotoc County Emergency Management are in the process of compiling a list of all storm shelters in Pontotoc County. Both underground shelters and safe rooms will be included on the list. Residents are asked to complete the registration to have their shelter location placed on the master list. This list will be used to locate you in the case of a disaster and will not be available for public viewing.
In the event of a damaging storm, it is important to have a personal contact that can also perform this function. During emergencies, first responders including police and fire are taxed with numerous calls and may not be immediately available to check your shelter. Identify a friend or family member who can be responsible to check on your safety.
This registration is used to indicate your intended safe area in the event of a disaster. Information gathered will be entered into a database to be used by rescue personnel responding to the disaster area. Your safe area can be an above-ground safe room, below-ground storm shelter, basement, or other area of the house determined to provide protection from a disaster.
Please click the button below to begin the registration process.
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