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Athens City Schools
EARLY RELEASE FOR THURSDAY, MARCH 25
Due to the threat of inclement weather, Athens City Schools will release early on Thursday, March 25. Schools will release according to the following schedule:
  • Pre-K at 11:00 am
  • K-3 at 11:15 am
  • AIS at 11:30 am
  • AHS at 11:30 am
  • ARS at 11:30 am
  • AMS at 11:40 am
Buses will run according to the release schedule.
The storm shelter at Athens High School will open after school is dismissed if a tornado watch is issued. Masks are required. Find shelter information and rules at www.acs-k12.org/shelter

  • Athens Bible School – Pre-K dismissing at 11:20 a.m.; Elementary dismissing at 11:30 a.m.; High School dismissing at 11:45 a.m.
  • Limestone County Schools – Elementary students will be released at 11:10 a.m. High school students at 11:30 a.m.
  • Lindsey Lane Christian Academy – Dismissing at 11:40 a.m. 11:50 a.m. and Noon on Thursday.
  • Lawrence County (AL) Schools – Dismissing at noon Thursday
  • Lawrence County (TN) Schools – Dismissing at 12:15 p.m. Thursday
  • Madison City Schools – UPDATE: Closed Thursday
  • Madison County Schools – UPDATE: Closed Thursday
  • Morgan County Schools – Virtual Learning on Thursday
  • Northeast Alabama Community College – Classes dismissing at noon Thursday
  • Wallace State Community College – Classes dismissing at 11 a.m. Thursday
  • Westminster Christian Academy – UPDATE: Both campuses closed Thursday


LIMESTONE COUNTY COMMUNITY STORM SHELTERS & SAFE ROOMS
(Will open when Limestone County is under a Tornado Watch)

PETS ARE NOT PERMITTED IN SHELTERS, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF CERTIFIED SERVICE ANIMALS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES.

SHELTERS DESIGNED AND CONSTRUCTED TO FEMA STANDARDS

ATHENS HIGH SCHOOL
655 HIGHWAY 31 NORTH, ATHENS, AL 35611
Athens High School plans to open its doors to the public in the event of a tornado watch Saturday.
Athens City Schools posted on its website that it would open it’s shelter if a tornado watch is issued. The shelter is capable of holding 1,500 people and is equipped with first aid kits, therapy kits, restrooms, a water fountain and television.
The entrance to the shelter is on the side of the building nearest Pryor Street.
Athens police will be at the shelter providing security.
The rules for the safe room are as follows:
  • No firearms or weapons
  • No smoking or vaping
  • No alcoholic beverages or drugs
  • No outside food or drinks
  • No pets (with the exception of service animals)
  • Children must be supervised
  • Be respectful of others

ARDMORE COMMUNITY SHELTER
29910 Park Ave., Ardmore, AL  35739

ARK OF PROMISE COMMUNITY SHELTER (Ark of Promise Church)
15159 Browns Ferry Rd., Athens, AL  35611

CLEMENTS COMMUNITY SHELTER (Clements Vol. Fire Dept.)
9158 U.S. Hwy. 72 W., Athens, AL  35611

COWFORD COMMUNITY SHELTER
14008 Grover Dr. Athens, AL 35611

ELKMONT COMMUNITY SHELTER (Elkmont Vol. Fire Dept.)
19663 Sandlin Rd. Elkmont, AL 35620

GOOD SPRINGS COMMUNITY SHELTER (Good Springs Vol. Fire Dept.)
33634 AL Hwy. 99, Anderson, AL  35610

OWENS COMMUNITY SHELTER (Owens Vol. Fire Dept. Substation)
17196 Glaze Road, Athens, AL 35611

PISGAH COMMUNITY SHELTER (Oak Grove “Thatch” Vol. Fire Dept. Substation)
27718 McKee Road, Toney, AL 35773

PLEASANT GROVE COMMUNITY SHELTER (Pleasant Grove Vol. Fire Dept.)
9080 Upper Snake Road, Athens, AL  35614

PINE RIDGE COMMUNITY SHELTER
10078 Settle Road, Athens, AL 35611

WOOLEY SPRINGS COMMUNITY SHELTER (Wooley Springs Baptist Church Education Center)
27941 Bethel Road, Elkmont, AL 35620

OTHER COMMUNITY SHELTERS AND SAFE ROOMS

ARDMORE CITY HALL
25844 Main St., Ardmore, Tennessee 38449

GOOD SHEPHERD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
1418 Old Railroad Bed Rd., Madison, AL 35757

LESTER COMMUNITY SHELTER
30306 Lester Rd., Lester, AL  35647

OWENS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
21465 AL Hwy. 99, Athens, AL 35611
Open to the public after school hours only

WEST LIMESTONE HIGH SCHOOL
10945 School House Rd., Lester, AL 35647
Open to the public after school hours onl
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