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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 […]

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 […]

Below Ground Storm Shelters: What to Expect

Residential storm shelters have come a long way in the last several years.  These days, if someone is talking about their storm shelter, often, they are referring to an above ground structure that is located inside the garage or home for easy access. That’s not to say that the below ground shelters are becoming obsolete. […]

Above or Below Ground—What Works Best for Me?

We get this question all the time—what are the pros and cons of each?  Let’s take a look:Below Ground Shelters:    Pros:You are underground, so the chances of a tornado getting to you are nearly impossible.It doesn’t take up any of your “living space”Cons: Rain might seep in while you are hiding inside.Not ADA compliantBugs and other […]

Affordable Underground Bunkers: Is That a Thing?

Are you in the market for affordable underground bunkers?  Most people see dollar signs when they think of purchasing secret underground bunkers.  And certainly, the cost can get quite extensive.  However, Survive-a-Storm Shelters understands the need for providing fallout shelters for most anyone.  Why should only the 1%, those with expendable income, be able to […]

Your Underground Safe Room Search is Over

Last Updated: August 3, 2016 In the survivalist community, prepping is as natural as breathing.  As one website states, “If you’re awake, you’re prepping.”  For the rest of us, a cute logo might catch our attention, but often times it takes something like a world catastrophic event or disaster to begin to get us in the […]

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, […]

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, […]