The Survive-a-Storm transitional community storm shelter was developed in response to requests by our friends in the oil and gas industry for semi-permanent but relocatable transitional community storm shelters to protect oil field workers from tornadoes. Survive-a-Storm has placed hundreds of storm shelters throughout Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Kansas, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, Ohio, and other states in Tornado Alley. We understand the importance of protecting your employees from the severe wind risks posed by quick developing storms that can spawn EF5 tornadoes.
Our transitional community storm shelters are a practical, easily deployable and relocatable storm sheltering solution for 10-1,500+ occupants. We know that outdoor workers have a hard job, and we’re there to make sure that they are safe while they are doing it.
These transitional community storm shelters are designed to be ballasted by sand or the overburden removed from a shallow excavation. A massive steel ballast foundation is filled with sand or soil, covered with a steel floor, and then fitted with a quonset style above ground community storm shelter. Constructed of quarter-inch steel, the transitional community storm shelter is designed and engineered to withstand the powerful forces of 250 MPH EF5 tornado winds.
These uniquely designed transitional community storm shelters are also ideal for construction crews and road crews working in remote areas where it may be difficult to seek shelter in the event of a tornado strike.
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- Door dimensions: 3’ wide x 6’8” tall (ADA accessible)
- Built with ASTM A 36 ¼” heavy-duty steel plate and ASTM A 500 structural 3”x3”x3/8” rolled angle, 4’ on center and 4”x4”x1/4” square tubing, 8’ on center for utmost strength and durability
- Round design provides maximum protection for deflection of flying debris
- Powder-coated baked-on finish is rust and corrosion-resistant
- Triple-locking, single lever latching mechanism with keyed door handle for extra safety and security
- Removable perimeter benches provide ability to increase/decrease seating/standing capacity
- Chemical toilet with privacy enclosure included
- 50 amp 240 volt electrical load center with lighting, exhaust fan system and electrical outlets included
- Stand-by generators and solar panel kits available (call for pricing)
- Factory installation available (call for pricing)
- Shelters meet FEMA 361 and ICC 500 codes with 250 MPH wind rating. Wall sections and doors successfully passed Texas Tech Wind Research Institute simulated tornado missile impact test. Shelters are designed and sealed by a Structural Engineer
- Massive steel ballast foundation is filled with sand or soil, covered with a steel floor, and then fitted with a quonset style above ground community storm shelter.