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.
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.
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.
Topics: why do you need a storm shelter
Tornadoes are still one of the most unpredictable and dangerous weather events on the planet. Warnings, at best, arrive minutes early giving you precious little time to react. It is therefore imperative that you understand exactly what to do and where to go.
The weather is one of the things that can be incredibly beautiful and incredibly deadly at the same time. Sometimes it is the snow or ice, sometimes it is the heat, and sometimes it is the beastly supercell tornado producing thunderstorms. Tornadoes are one of the most violent storms.
Different parts of the country experience different weather related turbulence. Tornados and cyclones are most common in the central United States, but they can occur almost anywhere.
Once you have made a decision to invest in a storm shelter, you have choices: building the shelter into the home during construction; an underground shelter in the yard or under a garage; and a modular storm shelter. Many homeowners from Oklahoma through Texas and into Missouri opt for modular storm shelters for six reasons.
You’ve made the decision. You want to keep your family safe with an above ground storm shelter. But do you know where you’re going to put it? Chances are you haven’t thought about it, or you just assume that it will fit on the patio in the backyard.