The Basic FEMA Safe Room Guidelines

Above Ground Safe Room

Above Ground Safe Room

When you’re installing a safe room in your house you want to do everything you can to make sure the work gets done the first time. You are going to be trusting this room to keep you and your family safe in case of an emergency, you don’t want to find out at the last moment that the design was faulty in some way. The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, understands

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Storms and Tornado Damages

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Since the days before recorded history humans have sought out shelter to protect them from nature. High temperatures, low temperatures, heavy wind and rain all drove the creation of newer and sturdier structures. Today we have gotten so good at building homes to keep out the weather that it’s easy to forget how dangerous it can be. Even cheaper homes can now safely deal with the vast majority

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How To Be Safer in a Safe-Room

Optional Box Seat

Every home should have a safe-room inside or on the premises where people can go to in times of crisis. Whether it’s a storm or a home invasion situation the worst feeling in the word is feeling unprepared and helpless. Fortunately you don’t have to wait around for trouble to come your way, by investing in a safety room you can ensure that you have somewhere to turn when trouble rears its

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Comparing Safe Rooms and In-Ground Storm Shelters

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When you hear the word storm shelter what image comes to your mind? For many people the assumption is that a proper shelter must be built underground. This can be a comforting or frightening thought, depending on who you are. No one likes the thought of being stuck in a small room with a wild storm outside, and it’s no surprise that for many the thought of being underground just adds to the

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Severe Storms and How to Protect Your Family

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Living anywhere has its ups and downs. As you decide where you want to live you’ll have to deal with the fact that some cities are more expensive, others are far from the people you know and love and some have few job opportunities. You may find a location that seems perfect at first, but you must be wary of serious issues that may still exist. One potentially deadly danger is dangerous weather

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What You Should Have In Your Storm Shelter

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In this life you need to hope for the best and prepare for the worst. That’s what having a storm shelter is about, you never want to use it but in case of emergency you’ll be glad you have it. Simply having one on your property is fine for protecting yourself and your family from a storm, but what will you do if that storm lasts for an extended period of time? Continue reading