Tornado Victims: Hearts Open to Illinois

Last Updated: July 28, 2016 Heartwarming stories are popping up in the aftermath of the EF4 tornado that hit two northern Illinois communities 80 miles west of Chicago on April 9 -- and hit with such force that it blew debris up to 116 miles away, leaving tornado victims all across the land. The single long track tornado carried winds up to 280 mph, according to the National Weather Service.[caption id="attachment_4394" align="alignleft" width="300"]Tornado Victims-This above ground safe room at a destroyed home on SW 147th St. in Moore, OK, is still standing after taking the impact of May 20th's EF5 tornado. In the background is the remains of Briarwood Elementary School. Thursday, May 30, 2013, Photo by Paul Hellstern, The Oklahoman This above ground safe room at a destroyed home on SW 147th St. in Moore, OK, is still standing after taking the impact of the May 20, 2013, EF5 tornado. In the background is the remains of Briarwood Elementary School. Thursday, May 30, 2013, Photo by Paul Hellstern, The Oklahoman[/caption]

Reunions and generosity to Tornado Victims

One man was reunited with his dog after losing his wife and his home to the half-mile-wide twister. She was one of two women -- friends and neighbors in the tiny farming town of Fairdale -- who died in the storm that ravaged property in a 20-mile path. A grandmother whose second floor was ripped off her house was reunited with a precious memento after the storm -- a diamond necklace she bought after her retirement. Her granddaughter found it in a pile of debris.The Chicago Cubs collected donations to help storm victims at their April 14 game. One chain restaurant, Culver's, said it would donate 10 percent of sales on April 15 to tornado relief efforts. An online fundraiser collected more than $50,000 for the damaged family-owned farm and zoo in Belvidere hit by the storm. And donations of clothing, shoes, household items and thousands of dollars poured in to help Fairdale storm victims -- so many that officials said they no longer needed food or clothing but could still use cash or gift cards.

Rescues, survivors and good advice

Almost nothing is left of Fairdale, where rescue crews searched each home twice looking for survivors. Despite the danger, one man caught on I-39 in Rochelle stayed in his truck, pulled out his iPhone and filmed the tornado as it crossed the highway, heedless of recommended safety procedures. That video is shared below. Just to show you how devastating that tornado was, it destroyed four homes in Rochelle and leveled a restaurant, leaving only rubble behind. A rescue crew worked into the night to pull a dozen people from the restaurant debris, where they had been huddled in the basement for about 90 minutes.The Illinois tornadoes caused many to offer this advice: Now is the time to install a storm shelter at your own home because it is a necessity, not a luxury. But make sure they are FEMA-approved and tested by Texas Tech University National Wind Insitute so that your new shelter can withstand the strongest of storms.

How we can help prevent tornado victims

Survive-a-Storm Shelters offers near absolute protection with our full line of above and below ground shelters, and with affordable pricing and the many financing options we have made available to our customers, nearly anyone can afford one.All of our FEMA-compliant Survive-a-Storm Shelters have been tried and tested and are able to withstand winds and debris from any EF5 tornado.You can find our products inside many of The Home Depot stores in states like Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Missouri.  They even sell our units on their website at www.homedepot.com. So come check us out on the web at www.survive-a-storm.com or call 888-360-1492. [Read more]

Herald of Spring: The Good & The Bad

Last Updated: July 28, 2016 One herald of spring:

No matter which of the MLB's 30 teams you support, one herald of spring is opening day, which is playing out on ball fields across the country, beginning this week. Many of you will be watching.For some, spring is all about this -- opening day for Major League Baseball.baseball-ball herald of springIf you're a baseball fan, you may have tuned in to Sunday night's opening day game between the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals. On Monday, you may have been rooting for either the Minnesota Twins or the Detroit Tigers. Or you may have seen the incredible foul ball catch one fan made in his popcorn bucket at the Mariners game against the Angels. Today, you might be cheering for the Phillies as they go up against Boston.

Another herald of spring -- tornadoes

But spring is known for something else. In Tornado Alley and elsewhere around the country, it also heralds the opening day of storm season, including thunderstorms and tornadoes. And while you can put the opening day for your favorite ball team on your calendar months in advance, you can't do the same with the opening day of storm season.This year, after getting off to a slow start, the spring storm season kicked off March 25 with F2 tornadoes that hit Oklahoma. Today, a severe weather outbreak of large hail, damaging wind and possible tornadoes -- perhaps the worst so far this season -- is predicted for the central U.S. across parts of the central and southern Plains and mid-Mississippi Valley, according to the Storm Prediction Center. About 30 million people live in the risk area, which includes Kansas City, St. Louis, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Indianapolis and Cincinnati.girl in twisterpod herald of spring

Get in the batter's box

While you can't plan when your community will be under a storm watch or warning, you can get in the batter's box by being prepared. And at Survive-a-Storm, we are ready to help you prepare for any coming storm so that you can enjoy the better herald of spring events.Survive-a-Storm Shelters offers near absolute protection with our full line of above and below ground shelters, and with affordable pricing and the many financing options we have made available to our customers, nearly anyone can afford one.All of our FEMA-compliant Survive-a-Storm Shelters have been tried and tested and are able to withstand winds and debris from any EF5 tornado.You can find our products inside many of The Home Depot stores in states like Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Missouri.  They even sell our units on their website at www.homedepot.com. So come check us out on the web at www.survive-a-storm.com or call 888-360-1492. [Read more]

Above Ground Storm Shelters-EF5 Strong

Last Updated: July 28, 2016 Yes, our above ground storm shelters are built tough. Tough enough to survive an EF5 tornado. In fact, just last week, one of our satisfied customers compared our Shelter-Cube Extreme Tornado Safe Room to a "tank." We thank you for that, Freddy Gonzalez.

Our Above Ground Storm Shelters can take abuse

Freddy described it as a tank because its made of quarter inch steel and is  designed to take a massive amount of abuse. It's so durable that it can even be installed outside under the stars! That's right! You can place our above ground storm shelter in the yard, under a carport, in the garage, or anywhere else that you have a concrete pad that is suitable for mounting this shelter.The Shelter-Cube Extreme, which comes in two sizes, is our most popular above ground steel residential tornado safe room. It features an in-swing door and an escape hatch that is removable from the inside of the shelter--making it nearly impossible to get trapped by storm debris. Plus, this model of tornado safe room includes some great extras including a locking bench seat for your emergency supplies or valuables.

Plus, we have other tank-tough models too

[caption id="attachment_4886" align="alignright" width="300"]Boy with above ground storm shelter Little boys compares his own strength to that of the Twister Pod, an above ground storm shelter manufactured by Survive-a-Storm Shelters.[/caption]Of course, when it comes to above ground storm shelters, we also offer the Twister Pod, an attractive and practical safe room solution for up to four occupants. With a neutral color powder-coated finish, curved door, and welded-in seating, this storm shelter is the ideal solution for budget conscious consumers.The Twister Pod Storm Shelter by Survive-a-Storm is engineered to withstand EF5 tornado winds. It is easy to install in an existing garage, carport, or on an outside patio. Its small form factor means that you won't displace much room in the garage.

When ordering above ground storm shelters, call Survive-a-Storm Shelters to get your own "tank"

Call Survive-a-Storm Shelters at 888-360-1492 and talk to one of our experts about installing tank-tough FEMA-approved above ground storm shelters or even underground safe rooms that will keep your family safe in a storm. Survive-a-Storm Shelters offers near absolute protection with our full line of above and below ground shelters. All of 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 and storm shelter loans we have made available to our customers, nearly anyone can afford one. You can find our products inside many of The Home Depot stores in states like Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Missouri.  They even sell our units on their website at www.homedepot.comSo come check us out on the web at www.survive-a-storm.com or call 888-360-1492. [Read more]

Create Your Own Good Luck: Install a Survive-a-Storm Shelter

Last Updated: July 28, 2016 One weather expert says bad luck, not geography, is responsible for the frequency of tornadoes in Moore, OK. At Survive-a-Storm Shelters we advise folks to be proactive about creating their own good luck by having the foresight to install a FEMA-compliant steel storm shelter that provides near absolute safety in a storm.That's what Moore resident Melanie Ross Douvillier did. Her Sgood luckurvive-a-Storm shelter was installed in her garage last Wednesday afternoon, just three hours before an F-2 tornado touched down near her home. She and her two dogs rode out the storm in safety and relative comfort while trees in her neighborhood were split in half and roofs were blown off nearby buildings.“It was ironic because I told the installers, ‘We’re supposed to get some weather tonight, so let’s hope I don’t need it,’” she said. "We laughed about it."By the next day, Melanie's overwhelming feeling was gratitude -- that she had been "lucky" enough to have a life-saving storm shelter in place.“It was extremely scary, but I felt blessed,” Douvillier said. “I felt like an angel was watching over me. What are the chances of us having a shelter installed and within three hours I’m in it?”

History of the day

The day of that storm, March 25, was the anniversary of the first tornado forecast in history. On March 25, 1948, two Air Force officers made the groundbreaking forecast after comparing that day's weather to weather conditions occurring five days earlier at Tinker Air Force Base that resulted in destructive tornadoes. They were able to identify certain weather parameters that resulted in tornadoes. The officers issued the tornado warning, despite the fact that the possibility of a second tornado striking the same area within 20 years or more, let alone in five days, was extremely unlikely.The forecast issued by the officers that day was the first step toward establishing the organized warning and watch program that protects the nation today. And as scientists learn more the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is able to improve the lead times for tornado warnings.

Make your own good luck

So make your luck good luck. Call Survive-a-Storm Shelters at 888-360-1492 and talk to one of our experts about installing a FEMA-approved above ground or below ground shelter that will keep your family safe in a storm.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. 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 are distributed through The Home Depot, as well as through a nationwide network of independent dealers.And with affordable pricing and the many financing options we have made available to our customers, nearly anyone can afford one.Take a look at our customer testimonials and find out how pleased you will be to have a Survive-a-Storm shelter installed for your family. [Read more]

Safe Inside Survive-a-Storm Shelter

Last Updated: July 28, 2016 When a tornado touched down in Moore, Okla,. around 6:30 last night, ending this year's unusually slow start to tornado season, one Moore resident and her beloved pets were safe inside their Survive-a-Storm shelter installed just hours before the tornado hit. While sitting there, Safe Inside Survive-a-Storm Shelter Extreme, she couldn't help but be thankful the install team came when they did.Although some weather pros warned that tornadoes might be in the weather picture yesterday, no tornado warning was issued for Moore before the tornado hit last night.  The F1 tornado devastated a trailer park near the Tulsa suburb of Sand Springs, left one dead, sent nine to the hospital, and left more than 20,000 residents without power this morning.

Protected by their newly-installed storm shelter, customers find themselves Safe Inside Survive-a-Storm Shelter!

Moore resident Melanie Ross Douvillier and her two dogs weathered the storm -- which damaged buildings, tore off roofs and left debris strewn across roads -- safe inside their Survive-a-Storm shelter installed just three hours before the tornado hit. The process took just two and a half hours and left them safe, dry and grateful for the protection.Here's her story, which she shared on the Survive-a-Storm Shelters Facebook page last night:
"Just had my Survive-A-Storm shelter installed at 3pm today! (Was picked out of the Moore, OK lottery for a free shelter), NEVER thought I would be in it 3 hours later! I live off 19th and Eastern in Moore. My dogs posing in the shelter!"
[caption id="attachment_4494" align="alignleft" width="699"]Safe Inside Survive-a-Storm Shelter Not too long after the installation of her tornado safe room, this customer finds herself safe Inside Survive-a-Storm Shelters Extreme model[/caption]Melanie's comment prompted this March 26 response from Michelle DePorter, another satisfied Survive-a-Storm Shelters customer who hunkered down in her ShelterCube Extreme during last night's storm:FB response Safe Inside Survive-a-Storm ShelterExtreme-210x309 Safe Inside Survive-a-Storm Shelter

Call Survive-a-Storm to protect your family today

Call Survive-a-Storm Shelters at 888-360-1492 and talk to one of our experts about installing a FEMA-approved above ground or below ground shelter that will keep your family safe in a storm.Survive-a-Storm Shelters offers near absolute protection with our full line of above and below ground shelters. All of 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. You can find our products inside many of The Home Depot stores in states like Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Missouri.  They even sell our units on their website at www.homedepot.comSo come check us out on the web at www.survive-a-storm.com or call 888-360-1492.

Coverage of last night's tornado in Moore

While Melanie and her pets were safe in their Survive-a-Storm shelter last night, KFOR Chief Meteorologist Mike Morgan and helicopter pilot Jon Welsh provided live coverage of the storm on the evening news, as it moved through Moore."This will be the 'tornado' that breaks the drought for March," Greg Carbin, warning coordination meteorologist for the Storm Prediction Center, said before Wednesday's storms hit.Other twisters formed along a line from southwest of Oklahoma City to east of Tulsa, and some touched down in the Ozark Mountains of northwestern Arkansas.Before this week, only about two dozen twisters had been recorded so far this year. During the same three-month period in other years, a count of about 120 is typical. The last time the U.S. had no twisters in March was nearly 50 years ago, according to figures from the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma. [Read more]

Get the Facts When It Comes to Safety

Last Updated: July 28, 2016 When it comes to ensuring your family's safety in severe weather, you want the facts. And you can get the facts about storm shelter safety from the experts at the National Storm Shelter Association (NSSA) and Survive-a-Storm Shelters, a Producer Member.[caption id="attachment_4394" align="alignright" width="300"]Get the Facts This above ground safe room at a destroyed home on SW 147th St. in Moore, OK, is still standing after taking the impact of May 20th's EF5 tornado. In the background is the remains of Briarwood Elementary School. Thursday, May 30, 2013, Photo by Paul Hellstern, The Oklahoman This above ground safe room at a destroyed home on SW 147th St. in Moore, OK, is still standing after taking the impact of May 20th's EF5 tornado. In the background is the remains of Briarwood Elementary School.[/caption]The primary purpose of the National Storm Shelter Association is to ensure the highest quality of manufactured and constructed storm shelters for protecting people from injury or loss of life from the effects of tornadoes, hurricanes and other devastating natural disasters. And as a Producer Member, Survive-a-Storm manufacturers storm shelters and safe rooms that offer near absolute protection, in both below-ground and above-ground models.Despite false claims to the contrary, above-ground safe rooms were a safe haven for residents of Moore, Okla., when an F5 tornado blew threw their city in 2013. Just ask the experts at NSSA."The evidence unequivocally demonstrates that above-ground safe rooms performed without failure during the Moore storms and delivered critical life safety to their occupants," said Matt Williams, who serves on the NSSA board and is an executive vice president at Survive-a-Storm.

Get the Facts: Let them be deciding factors in your decision to find protection

That statement is backed up by research performed by engineer Larry Tanner of the Wind Research Institute at Texas Tech University. Tanner has investigated tornado shelter performance in all major tornado outbreaks during the past 17 years, and his investigations document a record of consistently excellent performance of properly constructed and installed above-ground safe rooms.Tanner and his research were cited in a May 31, 2013, article by Bryan Dean of The Oklahoman. The newspaper reported that Tanner and a team of researchers from the institute who toured Moore after the 2013 tornado found that all 16 above-ground safe rooms or storm shelters that lay in or near the damage path of the storm survived and "performed great."So how do you ensure that your above-ground safe room will keep you safe?  Get the facts.  Be prepared.  And follow the NSSA's advice.The NSSA asserts that the best way to ensure shelters have been designed by a qualified engineer to meet FEMA guidelines and are tested by a qualified lab such as the Wind Research Institute at Texas Tech University, is to select an NSSA Producer Member as a storm shelter provider. Producer Members are required to meet rigorous tornado shelter quality assurance and ethical standards to qualify for membership and continue in good standing as members of the Association.As a Producer Member, Survive-a-Storm Shelters offers near absolute protection with our full line of above and below ground shelters. All of 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.You can find our products inside many of The Home Depot stores in states like Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri.  They even sell our units on their website at www.homedepot.com. So come check us out on the web at www.survive-a-storm.com or call 888-360-1492. [Read more]

Above Ground Safe Rooms: Granger Plastics Playing Fast and Loose with the Truth

Last Updated: July 28, 2016 I was appalled this evening to receive a Google Alert pointing to an article on the website http://www.dailynewsbrussels.com that referenced a press release purportedly issued by Granger Plastics.  The press release made the claim, "An underground shelter is still preferable to Above Ground Safe Rooms, because most safe rooms did not survive the Moore storms because the winds were consistently above the 250 mph mark. If you are underground, it doesn't matter if the winds are 900 mph, it is still going to pass over you and you will be safe."[caption id="attachment_10958" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]TWP in storm Above Ground Safe Rooms Actual Above Ground Safe Rooms from Survive-a-Storm Shelters that prove Granger Plastics is sending out false information.[/caption]Here's the problem.  The assertion by Granger Plastics that "...most safe rooms did not survive the Moore storms..." is simply untrue.  According to world renowned tornado expert Larry Tanner, a research associate at the National Wind Institute at Texas Tech University as reported by Bryan Dean of The Daily Oklahoman (see http://newsok.com/oklahoma-tornadoes-aboveground-shelters-stood-up-in-face-of-ef5-moore-tornado/article/3840636), "

"Tanner said researchers found 16 above ground safe rooms or storm shelters in the damage path or near the damage path of the storm. All survived 'They all performed great,' Tanner said. 'We continue to have great success stories both in Joplin and in Oklahoma City.' "

It is our opinion that the press release by Granger Plastics is but a hollow attempt to disparage the competition's above ground safe room products.  Of course, not all above ground safe rooms are created equal.  Any residential safe room or storm shelter should be built to FEMA 320 guidelines.  One way to make sure that a safe room is safe is to purchase or contract to have built a safe room fabricated or constructed by a Producer Member of the National Storm Shelter Association (NSSA).Survive-a-Storm Shelters is a Producer Member of the NSSA that fabricates both above ground and underground storm shelters and safe rooms.  Our shelters are constructed to meet FEMA 320 guidelines, and all of our shelters are available through The Home Depot at homedepot.com and at select Home Depot store locations in Texas, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma.Many companies make all sorts of outrageous claims.  Make sure to do your own research.  If it doesn't pass the stink test, it's probably not true! [Read more]

Weather Is Unpredictable, Be Prepared

Last Updated: July 28, 2016 Flooding in Texas. A surge of May tornadoes in Oklahoma. What's going on with the weather?Quotation-Mark-Twain-funny-weather-Meetville-Quotes-134700 Weather Is Unpredictable Well, it's weather. And by definition, that means weather is unpredictable!

The cost of flooding in Texas

That also means it can cause some strange situations. In Texas, northeast of Houston, authorities were trying to rescue about 500 stranded cattle after flooding stranded them by turning their pasture into an island. Today, volunteers herded them to safety.   Stories like these are not surprising. Last month, enough rain fell on flood-ravaged Texas to cover the entire state with 8 inches of water, meteorologists say.  EIGHT inches of water in the dry state of Texas!  Weather is unpredictable!And the state just can't take any more. The flooding has already cost Texas at least $27 million in infrastructure damage.Luckily, the sun is expected to return to the Lone Star State this week, allowing surging rivers to recede.

Above the tornado average in Oklahoma

Although tornado season started off more slowly than average in Oklahoma, recent storms have pushed the state over its average.  But what is average?  We already know that weather is unpredictable!During an average year, Oklahoma sees about 55 tornadoes, but this year the preliminary count is already up to 61. Eight of those came before May; 53 roared through during May, with the strongest was rated an EF-3.Typically, the tornado season drops off dramatically as we head into June, as the spring jet stream lifts north. However, tornadoes may still be possible.

The cause and the response

Recent sever weather was caused by an El Niño pattern that has split the jet stream in two. The Red Cross is responding to victims of storms and flooding in both states, as governors of the two states declared disasters in more than 80 counties.Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin said damage assessment teams were working across Oklahoma to help the state prepare disaster declaration requests and as of June 1, had requested public assistance from FEMA in 16 counties.

How can you respond? Get ready with a storm shelter

girl in twisterpodHow can you respond? Two words: Be prepared. Get ready for tornado season by downloading helpful apps and be sure to keep your tornado warning toolbox stocked. Then head for your tornado shelter.Don't have one, you say? Not a problem.Call Survive-a-Storm Shelters at 1-888-360-1492 and talk to one of our experts about installing a FEMA-approved above ground or below ground shelter that will keep your family safe in a storm. Survive-a-Storm Shelters offers near absolute protection with our full line of above and below ground shelters. All of 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. You can find our products inside many of The Home Depot stores in states like Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Missouri.  They even sell our units on their website at www.homedepot.com.So come check us out on the web at www.survive-a-storm.com or call 1-888-360-1492.https://youtu.be/ckh0QciIgiA [Read more]

Choosing the Right Storm Shelter

Last Updated: July 28, 2016 There are lots of storm shelters and safe rooms on the market and lots of companies selling them. So how can you be sure you are purchasing a shelter that will keep your family safe in a storm? Who knows how to choose a storm shelter?  And how do you know whether you are dealing with a reliable company?Our customers can testify to the quality and reliability of Survive-a-Storm Shelters, and you can read some of their testimonials for yourself.Meanwhile, here are some facts to help you out if you are considering purchasing a safe room or storm shelter. Make sure the storm shelter you are considering -- and the company that will install it -- meet these standards.

How to choose a storm shelter: The Facts about Survive-a-Storm Shelters safe rooms and storm shelters

  • Follow FEMA 320 and 361 guidelines to ensure near absolute protection in severe wind.Extreme-how to choose a storm shelter
  • Tested for debris impact through Texas Tech University Wind Science and Engineering Research Center.
  • Made in the U.S., at our factory in Thomasville, Ga., where we use state of the art  equipment to manufacture the steel components and parts that make up our shelters.
  • Constructed from high quality American made steel.
  • FEMA compliant triple locking mechanisms.
  • Engineered by licensed professional engineers.
  • Storm shelter plans are peer reviewed by independent outside engineers.
  • Shelters designed to provide “Near Absolute Protection” from an EF5 tornado.
  • Distributed nationwide by The Home Depot, one of the world’s biggest brands.
  • Limited lifetime warranty on our residential shelters.
  • Include National GeoLocator Service, which means we will call you after a storm to check on your well being. If we cannot reach you, then we begin calling your listed friends, family members, and neighbors until we obtain confirmation that you are not trapped inside their shelter.  If we are unable to confirm this, then we contact local first responders and provide them with the exact location of the shelter so that they can perform a wellness check.

Facts about Survive-a-Storm Shelters

  • We are the world’s leading manufacturer and distributor of prefabricated steel residential tornado safe rooms (aka tornado shelters), community safe rooms, above ground residential storm shelters, and survival bunkers how to choose a storm shelterin the world.
  • We can show anyone in any situation how to choose a storm shelter.
  • We are committed to providing the highest quality storm shelter products available anywhere on the market.
  • We have a world-class team of professionals standing by to assist you who work hard every day to make your tornado shelter the safest possible place to be in a tornado or other emergency situation.
  • Survive-a-Storm Shelters and its parent company, Harbor Enterprises, brings decades of combined experience working under difficult conditions in the United States, Africa, Central and South America, and the Caribbean –  to you when we are building and deploying your tornado shelter.
  • Our employees are committed to providing first-class, outstanding customer service and support. From our welders and fabricators to the owner of our company, our employees do whatever it takes to get the job done.
  • We are a Producer Member of the National Storm Shelter Association (NSSA).

Contact us for help with how to choose a storm shelter

At Survive-a-Storm Shelters we provide you with the highest quality, most reliable residential storm shelters sold in America. Our full line of above and below ground shelters provide near absolute protection. 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.You can find our products inside many of The Home Depot® stores in states like Alabama, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Missouri.  They even sell our residential and community safe rooms on their website at www.homedepot.com. So come check us out on the web at www.survive-a-storm.com or call 888-360-1492. [Read more]

Tornado Season Ahead: Prepare to Take Action

Last Updated: July 28, 2016 With spring on its way, speculation about the upcoming tornado season can't be far behind. In fact, it's already begun. And that gives people an important reminder to prepare to take action.Survive-a-Storm Shelters at the NTS tornadoMeteorologists are considering weather data from the past few years and talking about the expected frequency of tornadoes in places like Oklahoma, which is smack dab in the center of "Tornado Alley." But they know it's tricky business.For example, in 2013, Oklahoma ended up with 79 tornadoes, the second highest number of tornadoes in the U.S., well above its yearly average of 57.  But in 2014, the state set a record for the fewest twisters with just 16. The three-year drought is said to be one of several factors responsible for last year's downturn in severe weather. But no one can predict what will happen this year."Whether we see more in 2015 than we saw in 2014 there is no way to tell you in this point and time that we can say that with any kind of confidence," said Greg Carbin, meteorologist at KUTV.That view is backed up by the NOAA National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center. According to its 140908_sails_graphic tornadowebsite: "Specific severe weather forecasting more than days in advance is little more than guessing, or using tornado climatology for the forecast area and time of year. For that reason, there is no such thing as a long range severe storm or tornado forecast."Nevertheless, engineers at the Radar Operations Center (ROC) in Norman, Okla., have developed new technology called SAILS that provides more frequent radar scans and more timely severe weather warnings.Developing new technology like SAILS is not the only thing the National Weather Service is doing to save lives in the event of a tornado.  Officials there are now emphasizing the effects severe weather will have on people's lives -- and sharing the information via social media, such as Facebook and Twitter. The goal is to get people to take action to protect themselves from a storm.

“We can have the most accurate forecast, but if no one takes any action, it’s no forecast at all,” Laura Furgione, deputy director at the NWS, told the crowd at the National Tornado Summit yesterday.

You can take action today to protect yourself and your family from severe weather that could be headed our way this spring. Contact Survive-a-Storm Shelters, the number one storm shelter company in the country, to learn more about our FEMA-compliant shelters that can protect your family from the coming storm. All of our Survive-a-Storm Shelters have been tried and tested and are able to withstand winds and debris from any EF5 tornado.Check us out on our website at www.survive-a-storm.com  or give our storm shelter experts a call at 888-360-1492. You can also find us in many of The Home Depot® stores in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas, and Missouri, and our shelters are available on homedepot.com. And we have easy, low-cost financing available. [Read more]