Last Updated: July 28, 2016 Survive-a-Storm Shelters Community Storm Shelters Now Sold in The Home Depot!
Want near absolute safety in a tornado or hurricane? Want the convenience of being able to check shelters out locally or online? Consider a Survive-a-Storm safe room or community storm shelter. Our FEMA-compliant safe rooms meet federal safety guidelines. And our Community Storm Shelters now can be bought inside many of The Home Depot® stores. We already have residential units on display in states like Alabama, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Missouri. Our Community Storm Shelters Now can be seen on their website at www.homedepot.com.
We meet FEMA guidelines
The Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA), advises communities to provide community safe rooms that have met established guidelines to make sure community members are safe during extreme-wind events.
Those FEMA guidelines for the design and construction of community safe rooms are based on the latest research and practical experience — and they are the only guidelines that provide near absolute protection from extreme wind events. And it’s those FEMA guidelines that we follow at Survive-a-Storm Shelters.
What’s more we build those community storm shelters big. Our 10’ X 56’ community shelter is 560 square feet and can comfortably shelter 112 occupants on perimeter and center bench seating. These shelters sit on an 18-inch thick concrete foundation engineered with several times as much rebar reinforcement as required — because when the 250 mph winds of an EF5 are breathing down your neck, it’s good to know you have extra protection!
We build them tough
Survive-a-Storm safe rooms are designed to withstand the toughest curve balls Mother Nature can throw. Our safe rooms have been tested for debris impact through Texas Tech University Wind Science and Engineering Research Center and are determined to meet all FEMA 320 and 361 guidelines. Each model is made with pride using American steel and is powder-coated for durability. Optional private bath facilities include lavatory and toilet.
Just ask the folks in Tom, Okla. Last year they installed a customized community safe room at the Tom Volunteer Fire Department that even includes a bay for fire trucks. The people of Tom are now resting easy, knowing that their community is protected from violent storms.
Communities getting on board
More communities will soon follow Tom’s example. Madison County, Alabama is in the market for a community storm shelter, and two other Alabama communities — Harvest and New Hope — have already bought their own. Harvest will receive federal funding for its community shelter, which should be available for public use by the end of this summer. In addition, more than a dozen Four State areas have built or are in the process of building shelters that can house hundreds of people.
FEMA’s advocacy for the construction of safe rooms is evidenced by its continuing support of safe rooms through several grant programs. Since the start of its safe room program, FEMA has provided federal funds totaling more than $200 million for the design and construction of more than 500 community safe rooms.
Let’s say it one more time…Community Storm Shelters Now available at The Home Depot®
At Survive-a-Storm Shelters we provide you with the highest quality, most reliable residential storm shelters sold in America. Our full line of above and below ground shelters provide near absolute protection. FEMA-compliant Survive-a-Storm Shelters have been tried and tested and are able to withstand winds and debris from any EF5 tornado.
You can find our products inside many of The Home Depot® stores in states like Alabama, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Missouri. They even sell both our residential and community safe rooms on their website at www.homedepot.com. So come check us out on the web at www.survive-a-storm.com or call 888-360-1492.