Preparing For The Next Storm, A Case For A Safe Room Tornado Shelter

Preparing For The Next Storm, A Case For A Safe Room Tornado Shelter

Disasters happen whether or not we are ready. There are different disasters that we deal with from time to time. From hiding in a panic room because of a home invader, or hiding in a safe room or tornado shelter waiting on the tornado or the dreadful storm to pass. We will talk of how they differ from one another.

The first one is a panic room. You can build a panic room in your home on a budget,they cost anywhere from 3,000 to 50,000 depending on what type of room you want. to keep everyone in the home safe of any disasters headed your way. Panic rooms can be built in plain sight or underground, either way they are both hard to find, or a storm to hit. Make your panic room very comfortable for your family. The things to have in your room are: extra food/snacks and water, flashlights, blankets, pillows, entertainment, your important needs, and a radio in case of a storm. You can add security to the room for extra comfort, and can monitor what is going on outside of the room.

The second one: safe room. A safe room and panic room are similar. The difference is that a safe room tornado shelter can be built on to your home or built underground. It structures them to withhold a tornado or a home invader. You should add the important needs to the room, make sure everyone will be comfortable during these hard times. This room can save you from different disasters. This room has to be approved by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency).

The last one is a tornado shelter. This one also has to be approved by FEMA. There are types of tornado shelters that you should be aware of. They build most tornado shelters underground to protect you and your family from what is outside of your shelter. You can put a generator in your shelter in case the power goes out, you can have a heater for back up, and extra lights. You can add more of your important needs. The three different tornado shelters are: In-home shelter; may seem close to a built in shelter, but an in-home shelter is built in a closet, or a storage room. They are accessible.

Next is a built in shelter, these rooms are built into your home and anchored with your home. It looks like a reinforced box attached to your home that will save you from storms to home invaders. The last is underground shelter, this one will save you from the debris and strong wind along the way. If you cannot afford any of these shelters, if you have a basement it will work. If you do not have a basement either, get to the lowest area of your home. Do not get around windows, doors, or openings. Make sure your surroundings are safe for you and your family.

If you have any of these add all your needs to these rooms to be on the safe side. Have something to protect you and your family if there is an intruder in your home, also have an extra phone in the rooms so you can call for help if you need to. If you do not have anywhere safe to go, try to get to a neighbor that has a safe place for you and your family. Come together as a community as we all try to survive during these troublesome times.

Edward Powell