Announcing the 2017 Storm Shelter Conference, presented by the National ... Read More
Why Are Storm Shelters So Important?
When it comes to destructive storms like a tornado or hurricane, do you have a safe place to take shelter? Storm shelters can provide life-saving protection from these storms, especially those without a basement. All storm shelters, below ground or above ground, that have been confirmed to be in compliance with the NSSA/ICC 500 Standard and with FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) 320 and FEMA 361 Guildelines provide reliable protection from the worst-case tornadoes or hurricanes. Shelters offered by NSSA Producer Members (see Locate a Dealer below) have been shown to comply with these criteria. These rooms can withstand 250 mph winds, which is more than an EF-5 tornado with 200-234 mph winds.
Regardless, be sure to weigh the pros and cons between the two types of storm shelters to select the best option for your situation. Also, make sure to check with the company providing your shelter that it is complaint with all FEMA and our NSSA safety standards.
If you are considering a storm shelter for your home, check out our list of reccommended storm shelter producers.