Above Ground Articles

Choosing a Commercial Tornado Shelter for Your Business

Imagine being at work, all day you’ve heard the sound of driving rain, the skies are dark and now it’s starting to hail. While it’s bad weather, you can’t just leave work every time the sky looks threatening. You’ve just heard that the National Weather Service has upgraded your area from a tornado watch to […]

Don't Risk It - Invest in a Commercial Tornado Shelter for your Business

Everyone knows tornadoes are risky. Thanks to Hollywood, we know that tornadoes can be dangerous, even deadly.At their least worrisome, an EF0 tornado can cause mild damage to outbuildings and small sheds, and take shingles off of roofs. At the other end of the Fujita scale, an EF5 tornado can have winds 200-300 mph and […]

Above Ground Storm Shelters Are Safe

The statement in the headline of this post is correct, despite the belief of many that the best place to be in a tornado is underground. In fact, it has been known for some time that above-ground storm shelters are a safe and cost-effective storm shelter solution for homeowners to survive an EF5 tornado.According to a research paper […]

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, […]