Above Ground Articles

Can I Use My Tornado Shelter During a Flash Flood?

You are under a flash flood warning, and it is pouring rain outside. Suddenly, you hear the sound of tornado sirens. Should you use an underground tornado shelter?The answer is a bit more complex than one might imagine.This situation actually occurred in Big Sandy, Texas, on the morning of August 22, 2022, as a tornado […]

The Time is Now: Create Your Tornado Safety Plan Today

Tornado season is coming fast and so now is the time to prepare a plan of action or freshen up the plan you may already have in place.For example, your tornado safety plan should include some of the following to-do tasks:Have an evacuation plan in place so that your whole family knows what to do […]

Preparing for a Tornado: Know the Risks and the Signs

Whether you live in a high-risk tornado zone or not, it is essential that you know the risks and the signs of a tornado in order to be prepared. Follow this advice from ready.gov: Know your area’s tornado risk. In the U.S., the Midwest and the Southeast have a greater risk for tornadoes. Know the signs […]

Thankful community gets storm shelter

By Ben Nunnally, Star Staff Writer, bnunnally@annistonstar.com Residents of the Thankful community west of Anniston have one more thing to be happy about: a new storm shelter on 14th Street at Thankful Community Park. The shelter — called a “community safe room” in FEMA’s codes — has room for about 96 occupants, according to Georgia-based manufacturer […]

Learning to Trust: An Above Ground Safe Room

If you have yet to purchase your very own above ground safe room, there is no better time than now.  Peak season for tornadoes is typically in the spring, and then a second season rolls through in the fall months.  Since the spring season was unusually quiet this year, rumor has it that we might […]

Above Ground Safe Room Research

What comes to mind when you think of purchasing an above ground safe room? While there are multiple uses for owning one, i.e. tornadoes, home invasion, panic rooms, storage, etc., being confident in the one you own is essential.The Best Above Ground Safe Room in AmericaMany fly-by-night, above ground safe room companies claim to be […]

A Tornado Shelter In Garage: Why It Works Best

Last Updated: July 28, 2016 We have the opportunity to talk to, meet with, and help thousands of people across the nation. Whether we are installing a community safe room for a school, or military base or some giant corporation, or whether we are installing a family shelter, we love our customers and we really appreciate […]

Oklahoma Storm Shelters: Don't Wait to Purchase

Last Updated: July 28, 2016 Most people living in the state of Oklahoma know that tornadoes knocking on their door is not an uncommon occurrence.  This fact does not help the residents sleep better at night; that is unless they have a reliable, safe, and secure plan in place.  When it comes to Oklahoma storm shelters, […]

Above Ground Tornado Shelters: Finding Safety

Last Updated: July 28, 2016 With all of the new research and technological advances, above ground tornado shelters are now being built to keep everyone safe during a violent tornado.Many of the elderly and disabled find it nearly impossible to climb the ladder or stairs into an underground storm shelter.  This can leave many vulnerable to taking […]

Survive-A-Storm Shelters Save Lives

Last Updated: July 28, 2016 Ask anyone who has seen the devastating effects of a tornado and they can tell you how traumatizing it can be to see bits and pieces of your home and community on the ground. Many individuals living in states that experience high rates of tornadoes such as Oklahoma, Kansas, Alabama, Mississippi, […]

Tornado Safe Rooms: An Insider's Guide

Last Updated: July 28, 2016 Throughout tornado alley there are thousands of storm shelter companies claiming that their product is superior to all other competitors on the market.    Their statements say something like “can deliver more protection for less than other companies that have come and gone over the years” and “the most innovative storm shelter systems […]