Severe Weather Information -- Ward County Storm Shelter Locations.

The City of Minot and the City of Kenmare are the ONLY shelters that open for TORNADO WATCHES, all others open during TORNADO WARNINGS.

At this time shelters have not been opened , and are not set to until the National Weather Service in Bismarck issues at least a Tornado Watch, per the county's sheltering plan.

Recommendations for tornadoes/severe weather are as follows:

  • Go to NOAA Weather Radio and your local news or official social media accounts for updatedemergencyinformation. Follow the instructions of state, local and tribal officials. 
  • Go to a safe shelter immediately, such as a safe room, basement, storm cellar or a small interior room on the lowest level of a sturdy building.
  • Stay away from windows, doors, and outside walls.
  • Do not go under an overpass or bridge. You’re safer in a low, flat location.
  • Watch out for flying debris that can cause injury or death.
  • Use your arms to protect your head and neck.
  • If you can’t stay at home, make plans to go to a public shelter


Berthold Lewis & Clark High School 401 4th Ave NE Berthold, ND 58718 Burlington

Burlington Elementary School 301 Wallace St Burlington, ND 58722

Carpio Carpio Lutheran Church 200 2nd St W Carpio, ND 58725

Donnybrook Community Center/City Hall 321 1st Ave SE Donnybrook, ND 58734

Des Lacs Des Lacs-Burlington High School 317 Roosevelt St Des Lacs, ND 58733

Douglas Calvary Presbyterian Church 641 Fredeen St Ryder, ND 58779

Kenmare Kenmare High School 300 7th Ave NE Kenmare, ND 58746

Makoti Old School 240 3rd Ave E Makoti, ND 58756

Minot Municipal Court 420 3rd Ave SW Minot, ND 58701

Ryder Calvary Presbyterian Church 641 Fredeen St Ryder, ND 58779

Sawyer Sawyer School 25 1st Ave SW Sawyer, ND 58781

Surrey Surrey High School 200 2nd St SE Surrey, ND 58785

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