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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: storm shelter safety, storm shelters, above ground shelter

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

ATLAS FAQ: IS MY BASEMENT SAFE?

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: tornado preparedness, storm shelters faqs, storm shelters faq videos, 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 faqs, storm shelters faq videos, storm shelter safety, storm shelters outside the midwest, 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: storm shelters, storm physics, tornado science, storm shelters science

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

Car Drop Safety Test

Posted by Emily Dunavent on Oct 18, 2016 1:06:35 PM

We take safety very seriously. That's our mission. While it is extremely unlikely that you will ever experience a tornado picking up a vehicle and dropping it on your storm shelter we wanted to demonstrate just how resilient our safe rooms are.

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Topics: storm shelter safety, car drop storm shelter

Do I Need a Storm Shelter - Atlas Safe Rooms FAQ Video

Posted by Emily Dunavent on Oct 12, 2016 5:55:07 PM

John Hunter, Vice President of Atlas Safe Rooms, details the reasons you should consider getting a storm shelter in this second in the FAQ Video Series. 

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Topics: why do you need a storm shelter

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