In the event of a hurricane, are you, your employees, and your business safe?
In addition to that, with the recent uptick in shootings and robberies in the US, now is the most critical time to invest in a safe room or storm shelter.
Here are three reasons your business will benefit from a storm shelter.
Disasters are unfortunately not uncommon.
When a tornado or hurricane strikes, you and your loved ones won’t have time to grab the essentials and head to your safe room.
So it’s essential that you keep the following in your safe room well beforehand to sustain yourselves.
Since up to 75% of our bodies are made of water, and we need regular hydration, it’s essential to keep water in stock. Try to space out how often you drink it so that you don’t run out fast, but drink water regularly to avoid dehydration.
Keep non-perishable food items in stock like canned soups, canned meats, granola bars, fruit bars, and protein bars.
To keep the safe room’s insides sanitary and because you’ll need to go eventually, it’s advisable to keep a portable toilet inside your safe room while you wait out the emergency.
Prepare for possible injuries from the storm or tornado in advance so that you can treat them when you get inside your safe room.
Keep fully charged portable chargers for your phones or other electronic devices in the event of a storm or other emergency.
You don’t want to spend hours in the dark while you wait out the storm. So keep battery-packed flashlights inside your safe room with extra batteries as well.
Get in touch with US Safe Rooms to get a storm shelter in Texas and Oklahoma. All our safe rooms are custom-built, meet or exceed FEMA guidelines, and have passed the Texas Test Impact Test.
We provide top-notch tornado shelters in Plano, Arlington, and other cities in the State of Texas, as well as in Oklahoma. We can install our safe rooms in part of your existing home’s garage or a separate exterior. We can build your new safe room from scratch in any size you desire, down to the last inch, as quickly as 7-10 days! For further information about our safe room services, contact us here.
Safe rooms provide shelter in emergency events like tornados and hurricanes. Texas has the most tornadoes annually in the United States, averaging at about 132 tornadoes just last year. The Southern parts of the US as a whole are experiencing unprecedented storms that are injuring and killing people.
So, it makes perfect sense to get a safe room for yourself and your family.
But you’ve got to wonder, why is a safe room “safe”? How does it operate? Why can it withstand even an EF5 Tornado?
Here, you’ll learn the answers to these questions and more.
The United States is climatically located in a region where winds of different temperatures converge and form severe storms throughout the year. From households to businesses to schools, people should know what to do when a tornado is about to strike. A tornado can come unannounced; you need to have a tornado drill in place. Here’s how you can conduct a tornado drill.
A tornado is a violent vortex of strong winds that takes the shape of a funnel under a huge storm. Over a thousand tornados strike the US soil, more than any other country in the world, resulting in loss of lives and millions of dollars in property damage every year. Residents of Tornado Alley experience frequent tornados; you should know its signs to seek protection in the worst-case scenario immediately. Here are five signs of a tornado you should know.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has outlined standards for designing and constructing safe rooms. The main criteria for safe room design and construction are FEMA P-320, FEMA P-361 and FEMA P-431 for tornado protection. Safe room manufacturers and contractors should be FEMA compliant to ensure their structures can withstand natural disasters. Let’s look at the FEMA standards in detail:
Natural disasters can be quite overwhelming and dangerous; they can wreak havoc in a couple of minutes. One prime example of such a powerful and destructive force is a tornado.
Tornadoes are violently rotating columns of air formed when a thunderstorm makes direct contact with the ground. This interaction leads to heavy dark storm clouds and a funnel-like force appearing from the ground. Tornadoes can destroy everything in their way.