Can you confidently say that you have a safe and secure place to take shelter in if a hurricane or tornado strikes your place? Is it nearby so you can get there in a matter of seconds? A storm shelter or safe room offers life-saving protection during tornadoes or hurricanes, particularly for homes with no basements. Check out this one built with I
With storms getting more severe every year, storm shelters have also become very popular that orders even got backlogged for several months in some areas.
According to Midland, the underground is the safest spot to be when a tornado strikes.
Basements offer excellent protection yet these are still prone to debris that can collapse from above. Completely underground storm shelters or also known as tornado cellars offer the highest level of protection from a violent storm but these are impossible to construct in flood-prone or urbanized areas.
Safe rooms are different from your usual in-ground shelter yet they still offer the same advantage. A safe room is defined as a structure that offers almost absolute protection from a severe storm.
Safe rooms are all constructed based on federal laws and should also meet certain safety standards.
There are two primary kinds of safe rooms, namely below and above ground. These two types of shelters both need to meet the similar requirements and are also made of similar materials.
An underground shelter has a slight benefit since the debris from hurricanes or tornadoes cannot affect its sides, only the top. However, there is the possibility that your sole exit point can get blocked. This problem doesn’t happen with above ground shelters although they can get hit by debris on all the sides.
ICF Specialist show in this video how to make a storm shelter/ bunker in only 6 hours. Built to give you a good idea on how to protect yourself and your family when tornadoes or hurricanes strike.