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Pet Kits: How to Prepare for a Disaster for Your Four Legged Family Members

Posted by Emily Dunavent on Nov 5, 2018 10:31:42 AM

The state of Missouri is famous for its natural disasters. From ice storms to flooding -- you name it, this state has seen it.

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Topics: Emergency Kit

Where is the Safest Place to be During a Tornado?

Posted by Emily Dunavent on Sep 18, 2018 2:52:02 PM

Each year, around 1,000 tornados occur in the United States, and each year, those tornados cause an average of 1,500 injuries and 80 deaths.

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Topics: tornado safety, storm shelters

5 Interesting Facts About Above Ground Storm Shelters

Posted by Emily Dunavent on Aug 16, 2018 1:02:49 PM

Hurricane Maria alone caused $90 billion in damage and took over 1,000 lives from Dominica. Above ground storm shelters can keep you safer than you ever thought possible.

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Topics: above ground shelter, storm shelters, storm shelter safety

Top 5 Essential Items to Keep in Your Tornado Shelter

Posted by Emily Dunavent on Aug 3, 2018 10:07:26 AM

A tornado shelter won't do you any good if it's not stocked with the right supplies.

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Above Ground vs In-Ground: What Storm Shelter Is the Better Option?

Posted by Emily Dunavent on Jul 27, 2018 9:37:00 AM

rare nighttime tornado recently rocked Pennsylvania. The tornado seriously injured 6 people as it created a destructive path nearly a mile long. It was so powerful that it sheared off structures at the foundation level and carried large debris for miles.

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Topics: storm shelters, above ground shelter, below ground shelter

Will I get Trapped in my Storm Shelter

Posted by Emily Dunavent on Jul 13, 2017 3:15:01 PM

Have you ever asked yourself, "Will I get trapped in my storm shelter?" When it comes to storm shelter doors the most common perception is that an inward swinging door is safest. People believe this misconception for a couple reasons: 

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Topics: Outward swinging doors, inward swinging doors, will I get trapped in my storm shelter


Posted by Emily Dunavent on Nov 18, 2016 11:28:12 AM

Isn't your basement safe enough? John Hunter is back to talk about the differences between sheltering in your basement or in an Atlas storm shelter.

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Topics: storm shelters faqs, storm shelters faq videos, tornado preparedness, tornado safety

Atlas FAQ I Don't Live in the Midwest

Posted by Emily Dunavent on Nov 8, 2016 11:00:00 AM

John Hunter, Vice President of Atlas Safe Rooms, explains that you don't have to live in the Midwest to have a need for a storm shelter.

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Topics: storm shelters outside the midwest, storm shelters faqs, storm shelters faq videos, storm shelter safety, storm shelter uses

Physics 101: Atlas shelters push back

Posted by Emily Dunavent on Nov 1, 2016 5:19:58 PM

So we dropped a car on one of our tornado shelters. So what? Do cars even fall on shelters?

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Topics: tornado science, storm shelters, storm shelters science, storm physics

Our Shelters Will Keep You Safe, Because Science

Posted by Emily Dunavent on Oct 25, 2016 11:42:58 AM

Remember when your science teacher dropped a feather and a bowling ball in a vacuum?  Admit it, your mind was blown when you discovered they fell at the same rate.

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Topics: storm shelter science, storm shelter safety, car drop storm shelter, modular storm shelters

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