Above Ground Tornado Shelters: Finding Safety
Last Updated: July 28, 2016 With all of the new research and technological advances, above ground tornado shelters are now being built to keep everyone safe during a violent tornado.
Many of the elderly and disabled find it nearly impossible to climb the ladder or stairs into an underground storm shelter. This can leave many vulnerable to taking their chances inside the closets and bathrooms of their homes, and at the mercy of the storm. What’s worse, is that families are left to making decisions about what to do in an instant when ‘Grandma’ or ‘Uncle John’ are too fragile to go to the underground storm shelter, but their own children are not safe in the home. The solution? Above ground tornado shelters!
So, do the decision-makers leave the elderly and disabled to take the younger family members downstairs? Or do they all take their chances together inside the home?
It’s a tough call. And one that most people living in a tornado dense area do not wish to make.
Thankfully, above ground tornado shelters have been developed to safeguard against leaving anyone behind. Anyone who is disabled or elderly can easily get inside an above ground storm shelter and into safety, because there are no stairs or ladders to climb, and many shelters can be fitted with an ADA compliant door at no extra cost to the consumer.
Even more assuring is that Survive-a-Storm Shelters has had all of our above ground tornado shelters tested!
We want to make sure they, too, can withstand the impact of any EF5 tornadic activity, including the 250 MPH winds and flying debris. At Survive-a-Storm Shelters, our above ground tornado shelters are designed to not only make sure the occupants can easily get in and out of their shelter, but that they are as safe above ground as they would be underground. Give us a call today to find out how you can protect all of the people in your circle. Call 1-888-360-1492 for more details.