Bob Dylan once said, “You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.” It’s easy enough to look outside and tell that a storm is coming, but what’s really important is to have a plan that’s just as easy to execute as it is to know when it’s time to head for shelter.
Not too long ago a man in Fairdale, near Chicago filmed a tornado headed straight for his house. Situations like these put the importance of having a plan and a storm shelter in to perspective. FEMA has an excellent PDF to better help you understand safe rooms and storm shelters and why they are so important if you have severe weather in your area.
In FEMA’s article “Taking Shelter from the Storm” they write about the benefits of having a storm shelter:
Having a safe room for your home or small business can help provide near-absolute protection for you and your family or employees from injury or death caused by the dangerous forces of extreme winds. Near- absolute protection means that, based on our current knowledge of tornadoes and hurricanes, the occupants of a safe room built according to this publication will have a high probability of being protected from injury or death. Our knowledge of tornadoes and hurricanes is based on substantial meteorological records as well as extensive investigations of damage to structures from extreme winds. Having a safe room can also relieve some of the anxiety created by the threat of an oncoming tornado or hurricane.
Purchasing a Storm Shelter
Elephant Saferooms is in the business of keeping you and whatever you hold dear in this world safe. With a Storm Shelter from Elephant Safe Rooms, and proper procedures you should have no issues protecting your family and yourself from unforeseen weather incidents. We have been in the metal structures business for over 30 years, and we get better with each one that passes. If you would like a free consultation with one of our building experts, call in today. Protect your family with Elephant Structures.