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Survive-a-Storm Protects Its Own—and More—from Oklahoma Tornadoes


Last Updated: July 28, 2016 When Oklahoma tornadoes hit OKC last night, May 6, the Survive-a-Storm team at our Oklahoma City location, 3940 E. I-240 Service Rd., was prepared but not afraid.

That's because they were hunkered down in what they know is "the best storm shelter made." They also knew they had the thoughts and prayers of Survive-a-Storm team members to support them.

Thunderstorms touched off more than two dozen tornadoes and unprecedented flooding. They caused widespread damage in Bridge Creek, Amber, Blanchard, Newcastle and Norman. Ambulances responded to water rescues throughout the Oklahoma City metro area.Ten to 15 homes were damaged in Nebraska, and at least nine tornadoes were reported in Kansas, resulting in property damage.

Oklahoma tornadoes didn't deter our satisfied customers

Earlier yesterday, we got an email from a satisfied Survive-a-Storm customer that included two photos of his young son happily posing with the family's newly installed TwisterPod. In one, posted above, he looks as strong and confident as the robot figure pictured alongside. That's how the protection of "the best storm shelter made" makes you feel.  And this morning, another customer added her own favorable comments about our shelters and our service via Facebook. You can read more customer testimonials. Available at The Home Depot®What's even better is that Survive-a-Storm Shelters are available at The Home Depot® stores in Oklahoma City, OK, as well as in Pittsburg, Kan.; Joplin, Springfield, Branson, and Osage, Mo.; Dallas and Ft. Worth. Texas; and Little Rock, Ark. Several models are available. They range from a TwisterPod that accommodates four people to a larger model that accommodates eight.Shoppers walking into those stores will discover a shiny grey metal storm shelter display sitting just next to the store entrance. As they move into the store, they can get an up-close look at a 4-foot in diameter metal cylinder aptly dubbed the TwisterPod. On top of the TwisterPod is a television playing a looping doodle video explaining the process for purchasing the shelter through the world’s largest home improvement retailer.Survive-a-Storm Shelters has been busy rolling out its shelters to Home Depot® stores throughout the Southwest and Midwest. The shelters are sold inclusive of delivery and installation within a generous delivery radius (typically about 50 miles) of each store location. Customers who want to purchase a shelter simply approach any Home Depot® associate and request a complimentary site visit to their home or place of business. The Home Depot then passes this information along to Survive-a-Storm, which schedules the visit within 24-hours.

Makes buying process more timely, efficient

Our complete line of FEMA-compliant storm shelters are available through The Home Depot® website. The move makes buying and installing a storm shelter more timely and efficient, according to Matt Williams, Survive-a-Storm vice president.“Confusion about product testing and quality have been far too common in the storm shelter industry,” Williams said. “Survive-a-Storm Shelters have been designed by licensed professional engineers, tested at Texas Tech University, and manufactured and installed in accordance National Storm Shelter Association (NSSA) and FEMA guidelines, providing reassurance that the shelters distributed through The Home Depot meet these very stringent requirements.”Consumers purchasing shelters through the Home Depot website are encouraged to have their shelters installed by a qualified local contractor and inspected to ensure that shelter installation complies with the manufacturer’s guidelines for installation. The cost of purchasing a Survive-a-Storm Shelter through a Home Depot store ranges from $3,500 to about $5,000.

About our shelters

Survive-a-Storm Shelters are the highest quality, most reliable residential storm shelters sold in America. We offer near absolute protection with our full line of above and below ground shelters., and not just against Oklahoma tornadoes-we cover the entire tornado alley.  Our FEMA-compliant Survive-a-Storm Shelters have been tried and tested and are able to withstand winds and debris from any EF5 tornado.And with affordable pricing and the many financing options we have made available to our customers, nearly anyone can afford one. 

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