Community storm shelter
is at new Middle School gym
The new Middle School gym at 8th and Merchant will serve as the community storm shelter during severe weather. Enter at the entrance facing 8th Street.
Belle Plaine Police will no longer be opening the local churches which formerly served as shelters. The gymnasium is designed to withstand an F5 tornado and meets FEMA standards for such buildings.
Pets can be taken to the shelter, but they must be crated or caged.
Siren provides improved coverage
The City of Belle Plaine installed a new storm siren in 2018, bringing a critical update to safety during storm season.
The new siren was installed at 5th and Washington, in an area which allows better sound coverage for all areas of the community. The new siren is also more efficient in operations and dependability.
Sirens will be tested on the first Monday of each month at 11 a.m.