The City of Mt. Ayr FEMA approved Storm Shelter is located at Judge Lewis Park in the city of Mount Ayr. After regulr pool hours, the shelter will be opened by Emergency personnel in the event of straight line winds or a tornado warning. The information relating to when the shelter will be opened will be relayed thru the Alert Notification message system. To sign up for this service please visit with Alert Iowa website.
Entrance to the shelter is on the east side of the shelter. For safety reasons, and since this is also a pool house that serves food, no animals are allowed in the shelter. Therefore, other plans need to be made for your pets in a disaster. The shelter is capable of sheltering approximately 230 people. The shelter was built with FEMA Funding (Homeland Security), local fundraising efforts by the Aquatic Fund Raising Committee, match funds and donations.