Storm Shelter Information

Pittsburg County's Severe Weather Shelter Registration Program is a free and voluntary program that allows residents who own a personal severe weather shelter in Pittsburg County to register their shelter with the Pittsburg County Emergency Management. Shelter registration is part of our effort to be proactive in response to rescue situations that can occur as a result of severe weather.

This program will provide rescue personnel with valuable, timesaving shelter-location information. This information would be critical should a storm shelter exit be blocked by debris or structural damage caused by severe weather.

We have always encouraged shelters owners to include an out-of-town accountability contact as part of their personal severe weather plan. This program provides an additional safeguard against being trapped in a shelter.

Register a Shelter
To register a storm cellar, safe room, or other personal severe weather shelter, call (918) 423-5655, or register your storm shelter print the Shelter Registration Form  and mail or fax to:

Pittsburg County Emergency Management
705 EOC Drive
McAlester, OK 74501

Fax: 918-423-2677

or you can email completed form to

Recorded Information
Information recorded will include the owner's name, location of the shelter, owner telephone contact number(s), and a brief description of the shelter type and specific location. This information will be maintained by Emergency Management personnel and used only in the event of structural damage from severe weather or other related incidents. If you do not know your assigned 911/Physical address, please contact Kim Boyles at 918-423-9300 Ext 2211 or for assistance. 

The City of McAlester currently has 2 locations available for public use during inclement weather.  They are as follows:

1)     McAlester Public Schools Administration Building located at 200 E. Adams Ave.
2)     CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC - McAlester Emergency Response Center located at 607 Village Blvd.