Bates County Hospital Reminds the Public About Tornado Shelters

Reminder: Bates County Memorial Hospital is NOT a designated tornado shelter. Please do not use the hospital as your go-to shelter in the event of severe weather.

Now is the time to make a plan for your family in case of a tornado or severe thunderstorm. Going to a designated shelter in severe weather is allowed under the Bates County Public Health Emergency Order: “Individuals may leave their residences or place of rest only to perform “Essential Activities,” including: To seek shelter from a severe thunderstorm and/or tornado to the extent necessary to preserve safety and ensuring they return to their place of resident or place of rest as soon as possible.”

Designated Tornado Shelters in Butler are listed below. Follow our local agencies for the latest in emergency protocols.

First Baptist Church – 300 N Delaware
First Christian Church – 11 W. Pine
Heartland Hospice – 612 W Ft Scott
Immanuel Baptist Church – 801 W Dakota