Tornado Shelter Articles

Be Prepared, Not Complacent

It’s true that we all talk about the weather, although none of us can do anything to control it. But as the spring tornado season approaches, we can at least be prepared, rather than complacent. Complacency is just what weather pros in Kansas fear. With Kansas City and Wichita experiencing no tornadoes last year — as…

Choosing the Right Storm Shelter

Last Updated: July 28, 2016 There are lots of storm shelters and safe rooms on the market and lots of companies selling them. So how can you be sure you are purchasing a shelter that will keep your family safe in a storm? Who knows how to choose a storm shelter?  And how do you know whether you are…

Protect Your Loved Ones and Valuables

Last Updated: July 28, 2016 At Survive-a-Storm Shelters, we are excited about the purchase of your tornado safe room, so we have put together several tips to help you be more prepared in the event of a tornado. Most people do not think about ‘stuff’ when those sirens go off, and so in order to be ahead…

How A Storm Shelter Can Save Your Life: Two Stories

Last Updated: July 18, 2023 When it’s tornado season, the importance of storm safety is top-of-mind. You know a tornado storm shelter can make the difference between life and death if a tornado touches down. If you haven’t gotten around to purchasing one yet, the experiences of these Oklahomans might give you the motivation you…

Keep Your Tornado Warning Toolbox Stocked -- And Head for Your Storm Shelter

Last Updated: July 28, 2016 How many tools do you have in your tornado warning toolbox? And once you’re warned, how prepared are you to keep your family safe from the coming storm?Sirens are a startHopefully, your community has a siren system in place, which is often the first tool in the tornado warning toolbox. However, all…

GeoLocator Service: An Added Security

What is a GeoLocator Service?It’s a nightmare scenario.  Your home has just been destroyed in a tornado and you are trapped inside your storm shelter or safe room.  The good news is this possibility is extremely remote.  Want even better news?  Survive-a-Storm safe rooms and storm shelters come equipped with a very unique feature unlike…

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…

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…

Steel Storm Shelters: Remain Strong in All Weather

Steel, one of the strongest building materials around, is the best material for storm shelters in today’s unpredictable and extreme weather events. This is why Survive-a-Storm Shelters uses 10 gauge steel for all of its residential units and 1/4″ steel plate for its community safe rooms. Why do we believe steel storm shelters are the…

NSSA and Industry Standard-A History

1970, Lubbock Texas—a tornado rips through, killing 26 people and destroying 1/3rd of the ‘hub’ of the South Plains.  Texas Tech researchers took this opportunity to document the damage in order to find ways of improving building structures for resisting extreme winds.  By 1974, the idea of the above ground storm shelter was born.  Over…