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The Baldwin Junior High School Performing Arts Center is available for a community tornado shelter during school and non-school hours. Remotely operated locks on double steel doors on the buildings north side will allow access once a tornado siren sounds. Residents are asked to obey rules the school district established for its use.

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Performing Arts Center offers Baldwin City residents shelter during tornadoes

With another snow said to be headed this way, it’s easy to forget March 1 marks the beginning of severe weather season in Kansas. Baldwin City residents needing a reminder need only recall two years ago when on Feb. 29 sirens sounded warning of a tornado spotted on the ground west of town.

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