Tuscaloosa City Area – Tuscaloosa Career and Technology Academy Safe Room
Shelter located inside the school. Entrance to the shelter is located in the front of the school just to the left of the main entrance.
Opens to public only outside of school hours. Enter in the front center.
This shelter will only be open to the public if certain severe weather conditions happen during non-school hours. In the event of certain severe weather conditions, information will be posted on the city’s website.
Contact Number – 205-248-5311 during business hours.
Shelter rules per City Schools:
- Certified Service Animals only are Permitted
- Certified Service animals are allowed but owners are encouraged to restrain the dog (with leash and muzzle) as long as it doesn't interfere with their work.
- Certified Service Animals will be excluded from the safe room if they exhibit dangerous or disruptive behavior.
- Certified Service Animals should be vaccinated as appropriate
- Shelter and utilized areas must be kept clean and any waste must be cleaned, disinfected, and disposed of properly.
- No reptiles, fish, hamsters, cats, or insects are allowed.
For safety reasons, those violating these rules may be asked to leave.
- The number of people entering the building will be recorded.
- Individuals can bring games, prescription medications, flashlights, phone chargers (limited plugs).
- No weapons, smoking, or alcohol is allowed.
- Water fountains, restrooms and chairs/desk for sitting are available.
- A TPD officer and First Aid kit will be located in shelter.
- TPD will be in charge during the event.
- Doors will be locked and individuals must stay inside when weather outside becomes unsafe.
- State, Federal, and health laws and rules will be followed.
**Until COVID-19 protocols are lifted, water fountains will not be available.**