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Advantages of using Tornado shelters during storm


Advantages of using Tornado shelters during storm

Many places in the continental US are at higher risk for potentially deadly storms such as tornadoes and hurricanes. One of the best things that you can do for the safety of your family—and your own piece of mind—is to install some kind of storm shelter to keep all your loved once safe.


The point of a Tornado shelters is to put barriers between you and the storm. High wind is itself not lethal, but the objects that it picks up can injure or kill you; the shelter that you choose needs to be impervious to both small and large flying debris.

There are a variety of types of storm shelters that you can build or install on your property to keep your family safe. The classic Hurricane shelters that most people think of is the storm cellar as per The Wizard of Oz but there are a lot more options available currently.

The classic storm cellar is an outdoor subterranean structure usually built near a house so that the residents can take cover in it in the case of a tornado or hurricane. Some modern versions of the classic storm cellar can be purchased to install under your garage floor either at the time of building or aftermarket.

Storm rooms are usually made from either steel or Kevlar; steel storm rooms are heavier and somewhat cheaper but can be extremely heavy, while Kevlar—the material used in bulletproof vests—is lighter and flexible, allowing projectiles to bounce off the surface, level at the high winds encountered in a hurricane or tornado. Kevlar rooms do not impede with cell reception and can be built into your home as any type of room or closet. These above ground storm rooms can also be developed as safe rooms in case of a home invasion.

All in all, there is no guarantee that even if you live in an area with a high frequency of tornadoes or hurricanes that you’ll ever see one or have one happen near your home, but when the safety of your family is anxious, a little piece of mind goes a long way.

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