Residential Articles

Preparing for What Scares You Most

We live in a world with so much going on around us all the time.  One commodity that we fight for is protection.  We seek shelter from things that scare us or that have the capacity to harm us.  Shelter seekers are often running from things like terrorist attacks, government corruption, economic collapse, home invasions, […]

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 […]

Purchase a Storm Shelter - Solid. Safe. Secure.

2017 kicked off the year so far with a scary record number of tornadoes.  According to the NOAA National Weather Service, there were 138 recorded tornadoes in January 2017 and only 18 for the month of January 2016.  There have also been 20 deaths so far, this year.  Typically, tornado season begins March and carries […]

Tornadoes Are Unpredictable—Moving Past Fear

A tornado is a scary, unpredictable event! In March of 1925, a deadly twister tore through three states—Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana—giving it the name “The Tri-State Tornado.” One of the deadliest of its kind, this mile-wide tornado killed 695 people, as it traveled 219 miles at 70 miles per hour over a period of 3 […]

The Great Weather Pendulum: October

A pendulum is something that tends to move from one position, condition, etc., to the opposite extreme and then back again. In the case of the weather in October, the temperature pendulum causes people in many states to pull out sweaters, blankets, and boots. People begin dressing in layered clothing before heading out to work, […]

Why Worry —Choose Peace of Mind Today

Worry.  It’s something many of us do on a daily basis.  And we fret over a variety of reasons—our children, our finances, our jobs, the weather—the list is overwhelming and oftentimes endless.Worry steals our joy, our peace, and our time.So how can we stop the awful trend of worrying?  Some people turn to spirituality, some […]

Bad Things Happen: We Can Help

Fact: Bad things happen.Fact: Bad things happen to good people.For example, on this day in history, in 1963, four young African-American girls were killed in a Baptist church bombing during a Sunday Service.  In 2001, President George W Bush identified Osama Bin Laden as the prime suspect in the 9/11 attacks against the US.  America […]

Being Prepared: Pet Protection

As humans, we have an innate desire of being protected from natural and/or man-made disasters.  Our first instinct is to circle our wagons and protect our families and our loved ones.  Pet owners always include their furry family members in this circle of protection.  And why not?  Just like our children and other dependents, our pets rely […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]