Storm season is in full swing during the summer months, and it’s always good to have safe place to go during a weather emergency.
Ward County Emergency Management announced areas within the county where people can go in the event of severe weather.
Some homes in Ward County are not storm-ready, so the shelters allow for everyone to have a safe place for themselves and loved ones.
The director also suggests downloading the app called Hyper-Reach, which will provide you with an alert along with the nearest storm shelter’s location.
“Let’s say we have a tornado warning in Des Lacs, what we can do is if you’ve signed up for it we can triangulate a little area that’s going to be affected and let them know — take cover now or get to this place where the shelter is,” Ward County Emergency Management Director Jennifer Wiechmann said.