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Why Choosing Above Ground Tornado Shelters Makes Tactical Sense

Posted by Emily Dunavent on Mar 21, 2019 12:52:31 PM

Over 1000 tornados touch down each year in the US. The US has the not so pleasant pleasure of being the country that receives the most tornados. 

If you live in Oklahoma or one of the other areas where tornados touch down frequently, you need a storm shelter. Tornados are strong and not something you should take lightly. Not having a safe place to be during a tornado can be the last mistake you ever make.

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Topics: above ground shelter

Playing Twister: How to Keep Kids Busy During a Storm

Posted by Emily Dunavent on Jan 30, 2019 11:02:37 AM

Kids love going outside. 

Whether they're playing an impromptu game of baseball, exploring new parts of their neighborhood, or just getting dirty, kids just love running around in the great outdoors.

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Topics: kids and storms

Family Disaster Plan: Preparing Your Family for Natural Disasters

Posted by Emily Dunavent on Dec 28, 2018 9:41:29 AM

Storms and hurricanes are terrifying to most adults - but do you remember how they could paralyze you with fear as a child?

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Topics: are you prepared for a tornado

Weather the Storm: Why Are Storm Shelters so Important?

Posted by Emily Dunavent on Dec 11, 2018 9:28:19 AM

If you've taken any look at the news in recent months, you know that severe storms and natural disasters are becoming increasingly normal. 

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Topics: storm shelters

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: 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

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