Above Ground Articles

Above Ground Safe Rooms: Granger Plastics Makes Claim, Later Retracts

Update: June 16, 2022: In the spirit of transparency, it was discovered during a routine update of our website that the original article in dispute has been retracted, and removed from the web. This occurred after the National Storm Shelter Association went on to publicly rebuke the claim about Above Ground Tornado Shelters.From 2015: I […]

Is a Residential Storm Shelter Your Best Port in a Storm?

Last Updated: July 28, 2016 Should you install your own safe room or residential storm shelter, plan to share your neighbor’s,  or head for a nearby community shelter when severe weather kicks up?At Survive-a-Storm Shelters, we advise you to choose the first option for two important reasons: you’ll know you have a shelter to keep you safe and you won’t […]

Tornado Safe Room: Above or Below?

Last Updated: July 28, 2016 Whether you are looking for an above ground tornado safe room or a below ground tornado safe room, Survive-a-Storm Shelters has a storm shelter that can fit your needs.  We have supplied tornado safe rooms for individuals, couples, small families, large families, small companies, large companies, many public schools and even […]

Above Ground Storm Shelter-Safe or Not

Last Updated: July 28, 2016 There has been quite a bit of controversy surrounding the idea of an above ground storm shelter and whether or not it is safer than going below ground.  However, research has revealed that an above ground storm shelter can be just as effective.  In some cases, our older customers prefer the […]

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 […]

A Twister Pod: Sarah’s Story

“It was one of the scariest moments of my life.  We ran to the closet under our staircase to hide.  And then came the devastation.  After the tornado ripped through my small hometown, my husband and I knew we had just narrowly escaped the loss of our own home and possibly our lives by a […]

Above Ground Safe Room: Right Choice?

The decision that often causes the most confusion is whether you should use an above ground storm shelter or an underground storm shelter.  There are many options in the ever-evolving world of storm preparedness and storm shelters. Here at Survive-A-Storm we manufacture both above and underground storm shelters, and we believe both types are equally safe […]

Faraday Cage Effect

Here at Survive-a-Storm Shelters, we use steel to build our world-class storm shelters.  There are many reasons to use steel in manufacturing, but the main reason is simple:  strength. Our steel tornado shelters are stronger than their fiberglass and concrete counterparts.  One of the problems customers encounter with fiberglass and concrete is cracking.  Structural integrity is […]

Invest in Safety: Choosing the Right Shelter

Understanding real consequences of natural disasters that have occurred throughout the world in the last decade or so should make you realize how important preparation is. If you have witnessed or read about the utter devastation from tornadoes or hurricanes such as Katrina or Sandy, then you hopefully agree that having a safety plan in […]

Above Ground Storm Shelter: The Myth

If possible, when you receive a tornado warning, get to a shelter. If you don’t have one at your house, take a look at the steel construction of our above ground storm shelter selection, and choose Survive-a-Storm!An above ground storm shelter is a great way to protect yourself and your family since staying in your home is not the […]

Credentials are a Must

There are many avenues that we could venture down to ensure the safety of the people we love.  To begin with, one of the first things we might need to ask is, “What exactly are we protecting them from?”  One of the most difficult factors to consider is the fickleness of the weather.  For people […]

Above Ground Tornado Shelters Options

Survive-a-Storm Shelters offers an array of options for above ground tornado shelters. They come “panelized” to be bolted together when installed, with welded seams to protect from rain, and even with a layer of bullet-resistant material, very similar to Kevlar.When you call us at 888-360-1492 to discuss your above ground tornado shelter purchase, one of […]