Storm Shelter Articles

The Importance of Anchors with Tornado Shelters

The threat of tornadoes is a constant reminder of nature’s unpredictable power. We understand the worry that comes with sheltering from a powerful tornado. We see this fear present in the questions asked by those who wonder how we can possibly anchor down something above ground against an EF5 tornado.The answer is in the science…

Safe and Sound: Exploring the Types of Residential Tornado Shelters

As the sun sets on a quiet suburban neighborhood, families gather in their homes in relative comfort and security. Inside, children play in the living room, parents prepare the evening meal, and the world outside is a distant concern. It’s a testament to the peace that a safe home can offer. But, there’s also an…

When Installing an Above-Ground Residential Tornado Shelter Makes Sense

Tornadoes are unpredictable and if you’re not prepared the results could be devastating – injuries to you and your family, or even death. The best way to stay safe during a tornado is inside a tornado shelter. Installing a tornado shelter at your home requires a lot of consideration and careful planning. We’ve covered the intricacies…

The Installation and Maintenance of Commercial Tornado Shelters

Imagine this scenario:Dark clouds are gathering rapidly in the sky, a warning siren is howling in the distance, the wind is picking up an ominous speed and you have a building full of employees and customers.Tornado shelters are an essential part of staying protected against severe weather. That is no less true during the hours…

Survive-A-Storm Partnering with YouTube Weather Analyst, Ryan Hall

When you live in Tornado Alley or Dixie Alley, you soon learn that the skies can be brutal, with fierce winds that can spiral into dangerous tornadoes. Against this backdrop, Ryan Hall found his purpose, and on YouTube, he found his audience as a tornado expert and severe weather expert. Now, in collaboration with Survive-A-Storm,…

AWFUMC and SAS Add Storm Shelters to Disaster-Affected Areas

Natural disasters like tornadoes can wreak havoc on communities, leaving behind destruction and displacement. It’s been such an ongoing challenge in the service area of the Alabama-West Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church (AWFUMC) that the church created the Disaster Response and Recovery Ministry to assist after these natural disasters strike. The team typically…

Dispelling Myths: The Truth about Tornado Shelters

Social media has changed us as a society. Instant opinions are everywhere. It’s no surprise that even the most well-intentioned topics face scrutiny from naysayers. Tornado shelters, designed to be safe havens during severe storms, are no exception.We have many kinds of shelters because there are many, many different environmental concerns in the US. Think…

A Step-by-Step Guide: Installing Underground Tornado Shelters

A Step-by-Step Guide: Installing Underground Tornado SheltersTornadoes are devastating and can be unpredictable. They cause extensive damage to homes and properties and sometimes take lives. One of the best ways to stay safe during a tornado is in a tornado shelter. Tornado shelters come in different types, but above-ground and below-ground tornado shelters are the…

Ensuring Tornado Safety in Mobile Homes: Secure Shelter Solutions

Living in a mobile home can bring many benefits, like affordability and flexibility. Maybe you’ve found the perfect plot of land and you aspire to build your dream home. But before you can get to it, you need a less expensive place to stay on your property. Or, maybe you want the community and amenities…

How to Gauge a Tornado Threat: Alerts and Polygons Explained

In many areas of the United States, tornado season is well underway. In the Southeast, states like Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee have already had a particularly rough start and they’ll be on edge until June. (And they may have a secondary tornado season in the fall, depending on weather conditions.) Residents of the Central US,…

Tornado Alley vs. Dixie Alley: A Comparison

People have heard the term “Tornado Alley” often enough to know that it is a region of the United States where tornadoes are the most prevalent. However, there is some disagreement over the area’s borders, and whether or not Tornado Alley is “shifting.” While there is no official boundary, the region typically includes the Great…

2022 in Tornadoes – A Look at the “Worst”

Your past 12 months are likely full of ups and downs. Looking back at 2022, many people will size up the events in their lives and the significant accomplishments or setbacks. The purpose might be to set an intention for the coming year or to figure out what we want to accomplish.At Survive-A-Storm, we’d like…