This post was originally published in July 2016. It has been updated with new information.
Do above-ground steel storm shelters protect during a tropical storm or hurricane?
Since tropical storm winds can be as strong as 73 miles per hour, tornado or no tornado, people need protection from flying debris and winds. States like Alabama and along the Gulf Coast are becoming a more frequent destination for tropical storms. The states are often slammed with heavy rains and winds which can take down trees, cause power outages, and produce widespread flooding.
Another possibility of the storm surge that comes with tropical storms and hurricanes are tornado outbreaks. In a supercell storm, most tornadoes are spawned and then wreak havoc on any area it decides to touch down. Because tornadoes and hurricanes often come hand-in-hand, at Survive-A-Storm we closely monitor hurricane season, as well as tornado season.
We want to make sure people are protected from ANY storm. You don’t have to live in Tornado Alley to experience a tornado. In fact, tornadoes are one of the most chaotic forces of Mother Nature known to mankind.
Because the weather can be unpredictable, we are vigilant in making sure our shelters are available to anyone who wants one. We sell our tornado safe rooms and storm shelters through local Home Depot locations, and we also have them available on the Home Depot website. If you are out of our service area, you can order direct from the factory. Hurricane season is a good reason to move forward with the purchase of either an underground storm shelter or above-ground steel storm shelters. Let us help you find the best storm shelter to fit your needs. Call 888-360-1492 today.