With the possibility of a tornado tomorrow, citizens should be prepared and have weather plan. The City of Lawton and Comanche County has designated storm shelters in place in case of a tornado. Here are the places and their addresses in case of a tornado.

City of Lawton


Cameron University
Burch Hall - Basement
2800 W Gore Blvd

MacArthur High School
4400 E. Gore

Shoemaker Center, Lawton Public Schools
753 Ft. Sill Blvd.
(north side of Lawton High)

No. 5 SW 5th Street
(Open ONLY during working hours)
Weekdays 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturdays 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sundays 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Galilee Missionary Baptist Church
7 N.E. Bell (Dr. L.K. Jones) Avenue

Comanche County

Shelter is at Chattanooga High School
(stays open)

Shelter is the old gym at elementary school on Cole St.

Shelter is at Geronimo Elementary School

Medicine Park
Has an unofficial shelter at Judy Robertson's residence located on West Lake Drive, across from old school. It is a two story with basement. Also, for extreme emergencies, the Water Treatment Plant in Medicine Park is made available.

Shelter is Sterling Elementary School


According to the City of Altus website there is no community storm shelter. The city recommends sheltering in a safe room or with a neighbor's storm shelter in the event of a tornado

If you know of any other locations not listed put them in the comments.