Last Updated: July 28, 2016 One weather expert says bad luck, not geography, is responsible for the frequency of tornadoes in Moore, OK. At Survive-a-Storm Shelters we advise folks to be proactive about creating their own good luck by having the foresight to install a FEMA-compliant steel storm shelter that provides near absolute safety in a storm.
That’s what Moore resident Melanie Ross Douvillier did. Her Survive-a-Storm shelter was installed in her garage last Wednesday afternoon, just three hours before an F-2 tornado touched down near her home. She and her two dogs rode out the storm in safety and relative comfort while trees in her neighborhood were split in half and roofs were blown off nearby buildings.
“It was ironic because I told the installers, ‘We’re supposed to get some weather tonight, so let’s hope I don’t need it,’” she said. “We laughed about it.”
By the next day, Melanie’s overwhelming feeling was gratitude — that she had been “lucky” enough to have a life-saving storm shelter in place.
“It was extremely scary, but I felt blessed,” Douvillier said. “I felt like an angel was watching over me. What are the chances of us having a shelter installed and within three hours I’m in it?”
History of the day
The day of that storm, March 25, was the anniversary of the first tornado forecast in history. On March 25, 1948, two Air Force officers made the groundbreaking forecast after comparing that day’s weather to weather conditions occurring five days earlier at Tinker Air Force Base that resulted in destructive tornadoes. They were able to identify certain weather parameters that resulted in tornadoes. The officers issued the tornado warning, despite the fact that the possibility of a second tornado striking the same area within 20 years or more, let alone in five days, was extremely unlikely.
The forecast issued by the officers that day was the first step toward establishing the organized warning and watch program that protects the nation today. And as scientists learn more the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is able to improve the lead times for tornado warnings.
Make your own good luck
So make your luck good luck. Call Survive-a-Storm Shelters at 888-360-1492 and talk to one of our experts about installing a FEMA-approved above ground or below ground shelter that will keep your family safe in a storm.
Survive-a-Storm Shelters are the highest quality, most reliable residential storm shelters sold in America. We offer near absolute protection with our full line of above and below ground shelters. Our FEMA-compliant Survive-a-Storm Shelters have been tried and tested and are able to withstand winds and debris from any EF5 tornado. and are distributed through The Home Depot, as well as through a nationwide network of independent dealers.
And with affordable pricing and the many financing options we have made available to our customers, nearly anyone can afford one.
Take a look at our customer testimonials and find out how pleased you will be to have a Survive-a-Storm shelter installed for your family.