Staying Safe: Why Every Person Should Have an Above Ground Storm Shelter

There’s a storm a’ coming!

When the clouds roll in and the winds start to blow, we know it’s time to take shelter immediately.

Storms are becoming stronger and more destructive. Hurricanes are intensifying faster than they did 25 years ago; storms are getting wetter than they’ve ever been. We need to be prepared for these larger, more intense storms.

We’re not in Kansas anymore.

The most important strategy during any storm is to take cover quickly. Tornadoes, hurricanes, and even blizzards can become dangerous in a very short amount of time. You need to have a plan to find shelter in seconds, if needed.

Here are a few reasons why everyone needs a storm shelter.

Significant Weather Advisory – Seek Shelter Now

We’ve all heard or seen this message.

Regardless of where we live, we know that Mother Nature will unleash her wrath. Most of us have learned to designate a room in our homes as a safe room in the case of high winds or tornados.

However, those designated rooms aren’t always so safe.

Here are a few benefits that an above-ground storm shelter can offer you and your family.

Multiple Exits

For any of us that have lived through a devastating storm, we know about the dangers of debris.

A major concern with being stuck inside a shelter is how to get out of the shelter if the exit is blocked. Below ground shelters usually have only one exit. If that exit is blocked, then getting out becomes a huge issue.

With an above ground storm shelter, there are multiple exits in the case of debris blockage. This allows for a better sense of safety and security after the storm.

Plenty of Airflow Vents

The thought of a heavily enclosed storm shelter seems intimidating.

Will we run out of air? Will we struggle with breathing while inside?

There are a number of scenarios that quickly play through our minds. However, above-ground storm shelter advantages include multiple upper and lower vents to allow for maximum airflow.

Air can easily enter through the stainless steel air vents, but debris cannot.

Anchored Away

What about an F5 tornado? What about a Category 5 Hurricane? Will my storm shelter be launched into the sky?

According to FEMA, any storm shelter must be able to resist the uplift, overturning, and sliding forces during an extreme wind event. Using Hilti expandable edge concrete anchors, storm shelters aren’t going anywhere. They have the American Tornado Association seal of approval and they exceed FEMA standards. 

Knowing these storm shelter benefits can give you the peace of mind that you’ll be secure throughout the duration of any storm.

Are You Storm Shelter Ready?

Storm seasons seem to be intensifying each year. 

Winds are blowing harder. Flooding from heavy rains is becoming more frequent. Things don’t seem to be changing anytime soon. Disaster plans are now a necessity.

Preparing for the big one is important. Pushing off the plan of installing a storm shelter could mean the difference between life and death. You don’t want to be without safety when a storm comes your way.

Want to know whether an indoor storm shelter is right for you and your family? Let us help you figure out your needs and plan for your safety.

When you need to take shelter immediately, we’ll make sure you’re ready.

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