- Above Ground Storm Shelter: The Myth
If possible, when you receive a tornado warning, get to a shelter. If you don’t have one at your house, take a look at the steel construction of our above ground storm shelter selection, and choose Survive-a-Storm!
An above ground storm shelter is a great way to protect yourself and your family since staying in your home is not the safest thing you can do.
For example, a common myth about a tornado is that opening the windows in your home will equalize the pressure which is thought to protect your home from damage. Don’t waste your valuable time in getting to your above ground storm shelter. If a tornado is going to pass close enough to damage your house, there is nothing you can do to minimize it. Any effort to save your home is only risking lives.
Tornadoes hit big cities just like rural areas! Statistics show that large cities like Oklahoma City and Atlanta, GA, can and are hit by large tornadoes. There are lots more rural areas in the United States than large cities, and a tornado is not discriminate. An above ground storm shelter, or underground tornado shelter is the only true protection. Just make sure your above ground tornado shelter is ready when you are by making sure it is constructed of the finest products – like steel which stands up to the elements.
Tornadoes are documented as having struck mountainous areas. Don’t forget – tornadoes are not stopped by any terrain! Tornadoes can cross over or travel along rivers or other bodies of water. Get to a tornado shelter!
If you are traveling in your car when you see a tornado, hiding under an overpass is not the safest thing to do. The tornado winds could interact with the structure of the bridge causing you to be in an even more dangerous place.
Survive-a-Storm units sold in Home Depots as interest in storm shelters are heightened.
Look for our shelters at many Home Depot locations across the nation and give us a call to see if you qualify for one of our storm shelter loans. Give us a call at 888-360-1492 to speak with a storm shelter expert today.