Evacuation Routes

When the City of West Plains tornado sirens sound and/or a Missouri State Alert message is issued for a tornado warning, persons on the Missouri State University-West Plains campus who seek protection in the Community Shelter will use the following plan of evacuation:

Broadway Building: Evacuate the building using marked exits. Proceed west on Cass Avenue and then south on Garfield Avenue to the shelter.

Cass Hall: Evacuate the building using marked exits. Proceed east on Cass Avenue and then south on Garfield Avenue to the shelter.

College Parent Resource Center: Take shelter in secondary shelter area or in the West Plains Civic Center across the street to the north.

Community Shelter (Student Recreation Center): Remain in the Community Shelter.

Drago College Store: Evacuate the building using marked exits. Proceed north on Garfield Avenue to the shelter.

Garfield Hall: Evacuate the building using marked exits. Proceed south on Garfield Avenue to the shelter.

Garnett Library: Evacuate the building using marked exits. Proceed west on West Trish Knight Street to the shelter.

Gohn Hall: Evacuate the building using marked exits.  Proceed north on Missouri Avenue then east on West Trish Knight Street to the shelter.

Grizzly House: Evacuate the building using marked exits. Proceed west on West Trish Knight Street to the shelter.

Kellett Hall: Evacuate the building using marked exits. Proceed east on West Main and then north on Garfield Avenue to the shelter.

Looney Hall: Evacuate the building using marked exits. Proceed north across the lawn or north along Garfield Avenue to the shelter.

Lybyer Technology Center: Evacuate the building using marked exits. Proceed east on West Trish Knight Street to the shelter.

Melton Hall: Evacuate the building using marked exits. Proceed northeast across the lawn or north along Garfield Avenue to the shelter.

Missouri Hall (currently US Post Office): Evacuate the building using the marked exits.  Proceed east across Garfield Avenue to the shelter.

Pennsylvania House: Evacuate the building using marked exits.  Proceed east on Cass Avenue, then south on Garfield Avenue to the shelter.

Putnam Student Center: Evacuate the building using marked exits. Proceed north to West Trish Knight Street and then west on West Trish Knight Street to the shelter.

West Plains Civic Center: Take shelter in designated areas within the Civic Center.

Refer to this map for building, street and shelter locations. The map is also provided to other persons residing in the Tornado Protection Zone.