Date Night Trying Out Storm Shelters

saturday night storm shelter shopping Date Night Trying Out Storm SheltersLast Updated: July 28, 2016 People are busy. And there's lots to do on the weekend. So sometimes folks may have to combine weekend business with pleasure.  In this case, how about a date night trying out storm shelters!That's what this dressed-up trio did. They combined the business of shopping for a storm shelter with the pleasures of a Saturday night out on the town. Chris Crutcher then posted their photo on Facebook, tagging Survive-a-Storm in the process.They were able to combine business and pleasure because Survive-a-Storm Shelters has been busy rolling out its shelters to Home Depot® stores throughout the Southwest and Midwest.

Besides the fact that our Twister Pod is pretty and people choose to have a Date Night Trying Out Storm Shelters At The Home Depot®, there are other reasons to choose Survive-a-Storm Shelters!

Our FEMA-compliant storm shelters are available at Home Depot®  stores in Pittsburg, Kan.; Joplin, Springfield, Branson, and Osage, Mo.; Dallas and Ft. Worth. Texas; Little Rock, Ark.; and Oklahoma City, Okla.Several models are available. They range from a TwisterPod that accommodates four people to a larger model that accommodates eight.When you visit The Home Depot®, here's what you'll find. Just inside the store entrance, you'll discover a shiny grey metal storm shelter display. Nearby, you'll be able to 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.Our shelters are sold inclusive of delivery and installation within a generous delivery radius (typically about 50 miles) of each store location. To purchase a shelter, simply approach any Home Depot® associate and request a complimentary site visit to your 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® Date Night Trying Out Storm Shelterswebsite. 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.

Why choose our shelters? Well don't choose to just have a date night trying out storm 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. 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. 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.So come check us out on the web at www.survive-a-storm.com or call 888-360-1492. [Read more]

No love lost on February tornadoes

cloudy-heart loveLast Updated: July 28, 2016 It's February, the month for love, right? Well, that doesn't mean that deadly tornadoes take a break. According to the Weather Channel, the second month of the year is no stranger to tornadoes.  So what better way to show someone you love them and want to protect them?  A tornado safe room definitely tells someone how much you love them.The NOAA reports that an average of 29 tornadoes occur in the U.S. in February of each year. And there are specific locations where the storms typically form. While they tend to occur in the Gulf Coast states, they can reach all the way to the Ohio Valley.Texas andfeb-avg-torn1991-2010 love Mississippi lead the pack, with 190 February touchdowns apiece reported between 1950 and 2014, according to records available through the Storm Prediction Center. Florida is next, with 177 touchdowns, followed by Alabama with 131 and Louisiana with 122.Fifteen states and the District of Columbia have not had a February tornado touchdown reported in modern history. These include New England, the northern Plains, and parts of the mountain west.

What will you do to protect the ones you love?

So don't wait to plan your storm shelter. Be prepared. Plan today.  Check out Survive-a-Storm's tried and tested FEMA-compliant shelters. They 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 and we would love to find a shelter to suit your needs.Read our customer testimonials to get first-hand accounts of why a Survive-a-Storm shelter is the one for you. Then give us a call at 888-360-1492. You can also check out our website at www.survive-a-storm.com. We want to answer your questions, ease your mind, and help you in your journey to give the ones you love one less thing to worry about. [Read more]

Keep Your Tornado Warning Toolbox Stocked — And Head for Your Storm Shelter

Last Updated: July 28, 2016 How many tools do you have in your tornado warning toolbox? And once you're warned, how prepared are you to keep your family safe from the coming storm?FEMA app

Sirens are a start

Hopefully, your community has a siren system in place, which is often the first tool in the tornado warning toolbox. However, all too often, people fail to hear the tornado warning sirens, and that can create problems."We get calls every week from people who let us know that they did not hear the sirens," said James Coker, director of the Jefferson County, Ala., EMA. "Sirens are designed for outdoor use. If you are inside a building or inside your car there is a good chance you will not hear a siren."

Weather radios, apps, etc. add additional layers of warnings

But since an outdoor warning siren can give you a false sense of security, more tools should be added to the tornado warning toolbox. A multi-layered approach is needed, according to John De Block, of the National Weather Service (NWS).Such an approach involves weather radios, phone apps and text and/or email notification messages. One example of the latter is Jefferson County's emergency alert system, which notifies residents about imminent threats to health and safety and could help save lives, Coker said. More than 3,300 people have signed up for it.Two apps you can download to your phone are from the National Weather Service and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  Apps like these offer the advantage of waking you up if you're sleeping because they sound a tone on your phone.According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, about 1,200 tornadoes hit the United States every year, and every state is at risk. In fact, nearly 90 percent of U.S. counties have been under a tornado watch since 2003.So it's a good idea for families to plan a safe room where they can sit out a storm. That's where Survive-a-Storm comes in.

Survive-a-Storm can help you with your Tornado Warning Toolbox before you head for your storm shelter

[caption id="attachment_3654" align="alignleft" width="300"]helping customers stock their Tornado Warning Toolbox Survive-a-Storm Shelters employees team up with The Home Depot employees to help customer fill their Tornado Warning Toolbox and choose the right storm shelter to fit their needs.[/caption]At Survive-a-Storm Shelters, we can help you get ready to head to your storm shelter. With numerous financing options available as well as multiple storm shelters to choose from, the team here at Survive-A-Storm Shelters is ready to help. We have shelters to fit every household, every situation, and every budget.All of our Survive-a-Storm Shelters have been tried and tested, are FEMA-compliant, and are able to withstand winds and debris from any EF5 tornado. Whether you are seeking below ground shelter, or prefer to seek shelter in a safe room above ground, the National Storm Shelter Association (NSSA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have given us their seal of approval.Give Survive-A-Storm a call today at 888-360-1492. You can also check out our website at www.survive-a-storm.com. We want to answer your questions, ease your mind, and help you give your family one less thing to worry about. [Read more]

Tornado Shelter Signs: Send us Yours!

[caption id="attachment_4131" align="alignright" width="246"]Denver cropped Tornado Shelter sign at Denver International Airport[/caption][caption id="attachment_4132" align="alignleft" width="150"]Tornado Shelter sign in a Kansas City parking deck Tornado Shelter sign in a Kansas City parking deck[/caption]Last Updated: July 28, 2016 It's invisible until we need it. We can walk right past the tornado shelter sign directing us to safety when the weather is fine. But when the wind kicks up and the alarms sound, we're glad to discover a storm shelter nearby.We were walking through the Denver International Airport recently when we were surprised to see signs directing us to a tornado shelter. Then we remembered why. A tornado was sighted at the airport in June of 2013. And just last May, the airport was closed and passengers were directed to seek shelter when tornadoes were spotted.[caption id="attachment_4141" align="aligncenter" width="225"]IMG_4103 Kansas City Tornado Shelter sign[/caption]

Tornado Shelter This Way ---->>>

Now we are asking you to pay attention to those signs that are often invisible. When you see a tornado shelter sign in a public place, pull out your smart phone, snap a photo and make it visible by posting it on our Survive-a-Storm Shelters Facebook page.At Survive-a-Storm, we help keep you safe by making  the highest quality, most reliable residential storm shelters sold in America and available nationwide in select Home Depot stores and online through HomeDepot.Com. What's more, our prefabricated community storm shelters are used by some of the world’s largest companies, including Kia Motors, Siemens, and Mercedes Benz.  But that doesn't mean we don't put as much effort into our residential storm shelters as we do for our larger ones.  In fact, we require as much testing and quality on all of our units.  We care about everyone, and we expect our shelters to all have the same results.  Near absolute protection from any EF5 tornado winds and debris.Check us out on our web page at www.survive-a-storm.com or give us a call at 888-360-1492 and speak to one of our storm shelter experts today. [Read more]

Tips about Tornadoes-Lucky 5?

Last Updated: July 28, 2016 Is five the lucky number when it comes to tornadoes? Maybe so.tips about tornadoes  Just this week, two stories have popped up online that share five tips about tornadoes-staying safe and even spotting one early.One comes from Parade magazine and lists top advice from the book What Stands in a Storm.

Tips about Tornadoes-How to stay safe

  1. Don’t rely only on sirens.
  2. Avoid mobile homes and cars.
  3. Get as low as possible to ride out the storm.
  4. Cover up.
  5. Stay in touch.

Tips about Tornadoes-How to spot one early

"Twister Tech: 5 Ways to Spot Tornadoes Early" comes from Popular Mechanics. It offers five ways to spot a tornado on its way. They include:

  1. A more targeted warning system that alerts smaller geographic areas to the possible presence of a tornado so that those getting the warning take it seriously.
  2. A new Doppler that can determine the size and shape of exactly what is in the air -- either rain, snow or hail.
  3. The power of sound, including infrasonic arrays that measure super-low-frequency sounds that allow  severe storm activity to be observed from more than 600 miles away.
  4. The power of lightning by using networks of electrical sensors called Lightning Mapping Arrays to pinpoint lightning's location more quickly.
  5. A 3D tornado simulator for study of the storm in great detail.

More helpful safety resources from Survive-a-Storm

At Survive-a-Storm Shelters, we have put together several resources to help you and your family stay safe in a tornado. Click on the links below to read more.
  1. How to get ready for tornado season
  2. Helpful apps you can download
  3. Keep Your Tornado Warning Toolbox Stocked — And Head for Your Storm Shelter
  4. Tornado Safety Tips
  5. Check out our GeoLocator Service

Contact us for help staying safe

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 tips about tornadoes-boy with Twister PodSurvive-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 through storm shelter loans, 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 give us a call at 1-888-360-1492 and let us help you! [Read more]

Survive-a-Storm Shelters at The Home Depot

Last Updated: July 28, 2016 The fact that Survive-a-Storm Shelters are now available from The Home Depot has created some buzz on social media. Here are some recent tweets you can take a look at. Then be sure to follow us on Facebook and on Twitter @surviveastorm:facebook the home depot Twitter the home depot   Protect your loved ones. Check out the storm shelters at The West Plano Home Depot! @worley_brian @Penn_DSM @kjl265 pic.twitter.com/786l1WPkda   They're selling storm shelters at Home Depot for the low price of $3500. Comes with geolocater… https://t.co/ZA49FXmWbP — Jeff Kossack (@jeffkossack) March 9, 2015     [Read more]

Personalize Your Safe Room or Storm Shelter

Last Updated: July 28, 2016 We love our safe rooms and storm shelters.  We also love our customers.  So when we receive emails with pictures showing us how customers have taken their unit, the way they personalize it, and make it their own, we get really excited.  Just the other day we received an email from a great Survive-A-Storm customer in Alabama.  He told us how pleased he was with his Garage Model and he also took the time to send some pictures along with the email.  His pictures really gave us a tour of his shelter and how he had personalized it to better fit his own needs.  As with most customers, he was using his Garage Model as a safe place to shelter during dangerous weather.  His pictures showed how he had installed a fire extinguisher on the wall along with a first aid kit.  He also had a big safety light on the wall and sleeping bags under the shelter’s benches.  He was preparing himself and his storm shelter and making it really user-friendly.  He obviously takes his family’s safety really serious and we think that’s a wonderful thing.

Nothing says ownership like the the word personalize!

[caption id="attachment_11023" align="aligncenter" width="640"]personalize This unit is one of our older below large units that a customer decided to personalize[/caption]Some of our shelters could even be highlighted on HGTV!  We have one dear customer in the great state of Indiana that really tapped into her underground shelter’s possibilities!  She had a hand-painted mural installed on her shelter’s wall complete with curtains on each side and throw pillows on the bench seating which she referred to as “the park bench”.  She said she wanted to ride out the rough Tornado Alley weather in comfort and style and we think she achieved her goal! Do you have a personalized Survive-A-Storm safe room or storm shelter that you would like to share?  We would love to see it!  Just email us some pictures along with a brief description at admin@survive-a-storm.com. [Read more]

Be Ready for a Tornado With a Storm Shelter

A smart phone can do just about anything, but can it help you to be ready for a tornado?

If you have a smartphone, you know there is an app for nearly anything you want to do. Since your cell phone is likely to be one of the essentials you take with you when you head for your storm shelter, make sure you have apps downloaded to your phone  that will help you in severe weather.  Below are some helpful items to help you prepare and be ready for a tornado.  be ready for a tornado
  1. The American Red Cross tornado app is number one on the list. It can help you understand and prepare for a tornado and includes interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice.
  2. A weather app, such as those from either NOAA or the Weather Channel, gives you everything you need to know about the weather, including basics like the current temperature and the hour-by-hour forecast, radar maps and more.
  3. RadarScope takes it all to the next level, displaying information that meteorologists consider when they provice thunderstorm and tornado information. This app allows users to view NEXRAD Level 3 and super resolution radar data.
  4. iHandy Flashlight is more than just a flashlight. It includes a strobe for emergencies, as well as a compass. All three of these features can be handy in the event of a tornado or other severe weather.
  5. Google Maps can help you navigate when you are caught in a storm and provide live traffic updates to keep you out of a jam.

Now about that storm shelter...one more way to be ready for a tornado

Get more safety tips for staying safe in severe weather. Then think about installing the best FEMA-compliant storm shelter in America to protect you and your family. That's what Survive-a-Storm Shelters offers. And we also have numerous financing be ready for a tornadooptions available, as well as multiple storm shelters to choose from. We have shelters to fit every household, every situation, and every budget.All of our Survive-a-Storm Shelters have been tried and tested, are FEMA-compliant, and are able to withstand winds and debris from any EF5 tornado. Whether you are seeking below ground shelter, or prefer to seek shelter in a safe room above ground, the National Storm Shelter Association (NSSA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have given us their seal of approval.You can find our products inside many of The Home Depot® stores in states like Alabama, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri.  They even sell both our residential and community safe rooms on their website at www.homedepot.com.Give Survive-A-Storm a call today at 888-360-1492. You can also check out our website at www.survive-a-storm.com. We want to answer your questions, ease your mind, and help you give your family one less thing to worry about. [Read more]

Oklahoma Diversity

oklahoma route 66When some people think of Oklahoma, they think of the heat, the snakes, the bugs and the tornadoes that rip through, leaving devastation at every turn.  But the good far outweighs anything bad that Mother Nature can throw their way.  As a matter of fact, Oklahoma has so much to offer that most anyone would be charmed and amazed at the diversity the state has to offer.For one thing, Oklahoma is home to the largest driving stretch of the historic Route 66 where you can be sure to find many quirky roadside stops along the way.   You can also find the Gene Autry Museum where you can learn about one of Oklahoma’s favorite cowboys.  If you are more interested in the lives of the traditional American Indian, the Red Earth Museum might peak your interest instead.   There are amazing festivals and events as well as a rich history and heritage that can be found in and throughout Oklahoma.

And let's not forget about Oklahoma University! Oklahoma University logo

The cultural diversity in this South Central state runs parallel to its geographical diversity.  Ethnically speaking, Oklahoma is home to many ethnicities with the main spoken languages being English, Spanish, and Cherokee; however, the official languages are English and Cherokee.  One of the most geographically diverse states, Oklahoma is home to more than ten distinct ecological regions.  In Oklahoma, you can find prairie grasslands, forests, marshlands, canyons, mesas, and even glorious mountain ranges such as the Ozark Ouachita Mountains.Oklahoma is, for many reasons, a dynamic place to plant some roots.  But then, there lies the issue of tornadoes.  How can one plant roots where there is the threat or fear of tornadoes?  Thousands of Oklahomans have turned to us at Survive-A-Storm Shelters where we have a full line of above and below ground steel storm shelters and safe rooms that care more than capable of withstanding even the strongest of winds and the toughest of tornadoes.  Able to resist debris and winds from an EF5, Survive-A-Storm Shelters is the go to company for not only The Home Depot customers in the state of Oklahoma, but also many other citizens who are looking for near absolute protection for their families.  And Survive-A-Storm Shelters does not just help those who live in the great state of Oklahoma, but we are a national company who has the experience and knowledge when it comes dealing with the threat and devastation of tornadoes.If you would like to know more about Oklahoma’s #1 storm shelter and safe room company, check us out on our website at www.survive-a-storm.com or give our storm shelter experts a call to check out the many ways of financing a shelter for your own family at 888-360-1492.  We can also be found in any of The Home Depot stores in Oklahoma as well as homedepot.com. [Read more]

Fall Planning for Tornado Safety

Fall Planning...People want to know that they are safe.  They don’t want to hope for the best, especially in the throes of a disaster or dangerous situation.  Instead, most people want to be prepared ahead of time for any unexpected storm, no matter what kind is headed their direction.  Although some storms of life are difficult to prepare one’s family for, (i.e. unexpected death or divorce), tornadoes are storms that we can prepare ahead of time for, and what better time than the fall?According to the Mother Nature Network, “In the U.S., tornado season tends to move northward from late winter to mid-summer.”  This makes the fall season a great time to start preparing for the next wave of tornadoes.  That is not to say that tornadoes cannot happen anytime because they are very unpredictable and chaotic; however, with hurricane season kicking in as tornado season begins to dwindle, we cannot rest on our laurels and pretend another spell of tornadoes won’t rip through any minute.

We herFall planning season graphic1e at Survive-A-Storm Shelters understand the importance of fall planning and being prepared without sacrificing quality of life in the process.

With numerous financing options available as well as multiple storm shelters to choose from, the team here at Survive-A-Storm Shelters is ready to help every resident in Tornado Alley, or anywhere there is the threat of tornadoes.  We have shelters to fit every household, every situation, and every economy.  Safety and peace of mind shouldn’t be for only those who can afford it.  Survive-A-Storm makes it affordable for everyone.  We have storm shelter experts on standby, ready to answer any questions, offer any guidance, and ease the minds of our clients.  All of our Survive-a-Storm Shelters have been tried and tested, are FEMA compliant, and are able to withstand winds and debris from any EF5 tornado.  Whether you are seeking below ground shelter, or prefer to seek shelter in a safe room above ground, the National Storm Shelter Association (NSSA) has given us their seal of approval along with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)—both non-profit agencies who have no interest in our money, but are truly interested in making sure shelter companies meet and/or exceed their standards.So, don’t keep putting it off—give Survive-A-Storm a call today.  We want to answer your questions, ease your mind, and help you in your journey to give your family one less thing to worry about.  Survive-a-Storm Shelters saves lives.  It’s what we were made to do.  Give us a call today at 888-360-1492.  You can also check out our website at www.survive-a-storm.com. [Read more]