Last Updated: July 28, 2016 Investing in a safe room is your best protection against a destructive tornado, says Logan County Emergency Manager David Ball.
“You’ll have the peace of mind,” he said. “You’ll know exactly where your wife and kids are going to go.” Investing in your own safe room is the most viable safety plan because some cities do not have public shelters, he added.His other advice? Develop your tornado safety plan well in advance of tornado season.Ball's advice came at the National Tornado Summit in Oklahoma City yesterday, and as Missouri ramps up for Severe Weather Awareness Week, March 2-6, its Emergency Management Agency Director Ron Walker agrees.“Everyone needs to understand that some simple advance planning and preparation can mean the difference between life and death. Planning should start with closely following weather updates anytime severe weather is in the forecast,” he said.Survive-a-Storm Shelters is front and center at the Oklahoma City summit to introduce you to our storm shelters and safe rooms and to learn more about disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery so we can serve you better.We welcome you to check out our FEMA-compliant shelters on our website at www.survive-a-storm.com and at many of The Home Depot stores in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas, and Missouri, as well as on homedepot.com. Our shelters are able to withstand winds and debris from any EF5 tornado and are available to fit every household, every situation, and every budget. We offer both above and below ground options.Give us a call at 888-360-1492. We want to answer your questions, ease your mind, and help you ensure your family's safety -- while you enjoy easy, low-cost financing too.