Last Updated: July 28, 2016 When a tornado touched down in Moore, Okla,. around 6:30 last night, ending this year’s unusually slow start to tornado season, one Moore resident and her beloved pets were safe inside their Survive-a-Storm shelter installed just hours before the tornado hit. While sitting there, Safe Inside Survive-a-Storm Shelter Extreme, she couldn’t help but be thankful the install team came when they did.Although some weather pros warned that tornadoes might be in the weather picture yesterday, no tornado warning was issued for Moore before the tornado hit last night. The F1 tornado devastated a trailer park near the Tulsa suburb of Sand Springs, left one dead, sent nine to the hospital, and left more than 20,000 residents without power this morning.
Protected by their newly-installed storm shelter, customers find themselves Safe Inside Survive-a-Storm Shelter!Moore resident Melanie Ross Douvillier and her two dogs weathered the storm — which damaged buildings, tore off roofs and left debris strewn across roads — safe inside their Survive-a-Storm shelter installed just three hours before the tornado hit. The process took just two and a half hours and left them safe, dry and grateful for the protection.Here’s her story, which she shared on the Survive-a-Storm Shelters Facebook page last night:
“Just had my Survive-A-Storm shelter installed at 3pm today! (Was picked out of the Moore, OK lottery for a free shelter), NEVER thought I would be in it 3 hours later! I live off 19th and Eastern in Moore. My dogs posing in the shelter!”Melanie’s comment prompted this March 26 response from Michelle DePorter, another satisfied Survive-a-Storm Shelters customer who hunkered down in her ShelterCube Extreme during last night’s storm: