Category Archives: Storms

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3 Alternate Ways to Use Your Storm Shelter

Category : Storms

Every year storms such as tornadoes cause billions of dollars worth of damage. Having a safe room is very important for commercial and residential buildings nowadays as it minimizes the damage inflicted by the storm. However, people don’t consider getting a storm shelter because these storms are seasonal, and they don’t want to spend money on something they might only use once a year.

Although the argument is right to some extent, the pros of having one outweigh the cons, and you can never be too safe. Plus, there are many ways your shelter can be of use other than just protecting you. Here are some alternative uses of your shelter:

Extra Storage

An unused shelter makes for a great storage room. You can use it to stock up non-perishable items like food cans, tins, jams, and pickles. Not just food items, but any piece of wanted furniture or decoration can be put here until needed back in the house.

Some people also use it as a shed to keep and store their tools. This saves you from spending additional money on building a new shed.

Personal-Vault

Other than being a great storage room, your storm shelter can also act as a personal vault. Just like banks have vaults to keep money and valuables safe, people with safe rooms can do the same and use them to store their valuables, artifacts, antiques, important documents, or anything sensitive enough can be kept in there.

Not only does it keep these things safe from potential robbery, but it also keeps them safe from any water leakage or house fires that may destroy them.A protected room

Great To Accommodate Guests

One other use of a storm shelter during the off-season is that it can be used to accommodate uncalled guests. If your house doesn’t have a free room, you can offer your safe room as a place where they can spend the night very easily. A typical storm shelter is built to accommodate a full family in the event of a storm, and this means that it has enough space for a single guest to sleep in a comfortable inflatable mattress.

Having an extra room built to keep you safe in the deadliest of situations can’t be a bad decision, even if that room is hardly being used. Every house and building should have a storm shelter in 2021, given how important of a job they do. If you or someone you know is looking to get a storm shelter, then Safe Room US is the best choice.

We have been the leading provider of safe rooms and tornado shelters for the last 25 years. We are located in Texas and Oklahoma and provide FEMA-approved shelters that are built to last.

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Thunderstorm Safety: Do’s and Don’ts

Category : Blog , Storms

What you do during a hurricane has a significant influence on how securely you and your property survive the lashing winds and heavy rains brought by each cylinder rotation brought by a tropical storm system.

While we all wish storms would take a detour back into the sea and wreak devastation far from human settlements, the reality is that hurricanes are destined to reach landfall sooner or later.

Remain Indoors and Away From Windows

If your location is under a mandatory evacuation order, we strongly advise you to depart immediately. During a storm, the greatest place to be is far away from its line of potential damage. They issue such instructions for a reason, and staying far away from the cyclone is the safest course of action.

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What to do during a storm is determined by whether or not you plan to leave. If you want to remain and avoid evacuation, you must remain inside at all times and away from any windows or doors. Hurricanes are very violent storms capable of hurling whole automobiles into the air at the drop of a hat.

Hurricanes are more than capable of hurling a two-by-four through a window or door. Even if your windows and doors are impact-resistant, it’s a good idea to maintain a safe distance when the storm passes through.

The second-best location to be during a storm is an inside room on the first level of your houses, such as a closet or bathroom. Even if the storm seems to have subsided and dispersed outside, remain indoors since this might be the calm eye of the storm.

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Do’s

  • In the event of a thunderstorm accompanied by strong winds; give mechanical assistance.
  • If farmers are out in the field and unable to locate shelter, they should avoid the tallest item in the area.
  • If there are just solitary trees around, the best defense is to crouch in the open.
  • Restrict animals’ access to open water, ponds, and rivers.
  • Maintain a safe distance between animals and tractors and other metal agricultural equipment.
  • Drain standing crops of extra water.
  • Cover harvested vegetables with a polythene sheet (if in the field).

Don’ts

  • Avoid coming into touch with electrical appliances or cables.
  • Avoid contact with metal objects such as tractors, agricultural equipment, and bicycles. As metal or other conductors of electricity.
  • Prevent your animals from congregating beneath trees. Keep an eye on your animals.

If you’re looking for a thunderstorm safety shelter, we can help! At US Safe Room, we offer an extensive range of tornado shelters in Texas, including steel storm shelters, underground and above-ground shelters, and community storm shelters.

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2 Ways to Stay Safe From A Storm

Category : Blog , Storms

What you do during a hurricane significantly influences how securely you and your property survive the lashing winds and heavy rains brought by each cylinder rotation of a tropical storm system.

While we all wish storms would take a detour back into the sea and wreak devastation far from human settlements, the reality is that hurricanes are destined to reach landfall sooner or later.

How you prepare for, during, and after a hurricane may be the difference between life and death, as well as whether or not your house survives the storm unscathed. If you follow the following two hurricane safety guidelines, you’ll increase your chances of experiencing both of those great results.

Take Precautions Both Indoors and Outside

Employers and residents alike should have contingency plans in place in the event of a lightning strike. To prevent being caught in a thunderstorm, one could check NOAA and national weather service data and postpone work in hazardous locations.

Even a distant tremor indicates the need for protection. Above all, the rule should be “Go inside when thunder roars.” You should at the very least adhere to the “30-30 rule“: Count to 30 after viewing lightning. If you hear thunder before the 30-second timer sounds, immediately retreat inside and wait at least 30 minutes after the last thunderclap before resuming outside activity.

Do you want to get yourself a safe room for thunderstorms? Consult US Safe Room today!

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Recognize the Facts and Risks

According to statistics provided by the National Severe Storms Laboratory, cloud-to-ground lightning strikes around 20 million times each year in the 48 contiguous states. Additionally, according to a joint study from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), over 300 persons are hit by lightning each year, resulting in an average of roughly 50 fatalities.

To avoid being struck by lightning, some safety measures must be followed.

Lightning is erratic. It is capable of striking up to ten miles distant from areas of rainfall. During thunderstorms, individuals should seek a safe location to wait until the threat has passed. This includes refraining from returning outdoors too soon after a storm has passed.

If you’re looking for a way to make your family and your property secure during a storm, we can help you install an underground shelter! At US Safe Room, we deliver a wide range of tornado shelters in Texas that include underground storm shelters, steel-based storm shelters, above-ground shelters, and much more.

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Staying Safe from Storms: All You Should Know

Category : Blog , Storms

When the rain falls, and the sky darkens, you know it’s time to seek shelter. But what should you do to keep yourself safe from a tornado? Tornado’s wide-reaching wind, rain, and flying debris can pose serious threats if you’re caught out in the open.

Luckily, there are a few simple precautions you can take to keep yourself safe during a storm.

Listen To The Weather Forecasts

Keep your eye on a weather app or check back with your local TV news station for up-to-date information. This way, you’ll know how far the tornado is, and you can plan accordingly.

If you’re unclear about the forecast or don’t have an app, remember that most areas of our country get weather forecasts on TV, radio or online.

Turn Off Your Utilities

Do not go near or touch anything that could have been exposed to electrical currents from umbrellas or extension cords. Make sure that your refrigerator and freezer are turned off as well before going outside.

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Install A Storm Shelter

One of the best investments you can make is installing a storm shelter. It can save your life! Here are some of the benefits of installing a shelter in your home.

They’re Affordable

Some homeowners may be worried about the expense of installing storm shelters. However, storm shelters are quite affordable; many can be installed for less than $2,000. Moreover, they’re usually eligible for federal and local tax credits to help offset the cost. With these credits in place, you can cut your costs even further.

You’re Prepared For Emergencies

Another key benefit of having a storm shelter is that it can save you time in an emergency. If you need to seek shelter in a storm, you won’t have to worry about your home or workplace flooding. You won’t have to scramble around looking for necessities like flashlights and batteries, and you won’t have to worry about getting food and water.

Easy Installation

Many people think it takes a lot of money and time to install a storm shelter in your home. Storm shelters also take up space—often more than is needed—causing homeowners to question whether they should install one. The truth is that it only takes a small amount of time and money for homeowners to consider installing a storm shelter.

If you’re considering installing a reliable storm shelter, US Safe Room can help you. We offer a range of tornado shelters in Texas, including underground shelters, steel storm shelters, above ground shelters, and community storm shelters.

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Things To Include In Your Family’s Disaster Plan

Category : Blog , Storms

If you’re living in Texas, you need to develop an effective disaster plan for your family. Texas and Oklahoma are known to be the most tornado-prone states in the country. In fact, in May alone, five tornadoes have struck Dallas, Texas.

A disaster plan helps you prepare for such an event and communicate the plan with your family, particularly the children. Here are some things to include in your family’s disaster plan:

Meeting Places

Make a list of safe areas your family members can go to during a tornado warning. Have this list available at various places in your home and vehicles too. Keep a copy of this document in the various devices you use, such as smartphones and laptops as well. When making this list, include places near work, school, and home.

Essential and Emergency Contact Info

Also, make a list of all emergency contacts needed during such a time. This list should include friends and family that should be contacted, in addition to paramedics, hospitals, the fire department, the police, etc. Also list down all the town shelters that are nearby.

List of Valuables to Grab

Essential paperwork, money, and certain important sentimental items are things you can’t afford to lose in a disaster. Make sure all such important documents and belongings are taken along when you’re fleeing a space to find shelter. If you have a safe room on your property, take these important belongings there.

Have a Safe Room Installed

While having a community shelter nearby is helpful, it’s always a good idea to invest in a safe room of your own. Your family can safely take shelter here during storms, tornadoes, and during periods of political unrest too. Our safe rooms are built with the best quality materials so that it can take on even the strongest tornadoes and keep your family safe.

Have FEMA-approved safe rooms and storm shelters installed in Dallas by US Safe Room Tornado Shelters.  With over 25 years of experience in this industry, our team of experts can help you choose the right shelter for your needs. We build and install steel tornado shelters, concrete shelters, underground bunkers, and underground garage shelter across Texas and Oklahoma.


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storm at office

Does Your Business Really Need a Storm Shelter?

Category : Blog , Storms , Tornado Shelters

You’re ready to go home after a long day at work, and just as you get up to leave, the lights start to flicker, you hear sirens going off, and you see a tornado headed your way. What do you do?

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3 Tips for Storm Shelter Maintenance You Never Knew

Category : Blog , Storms

Did you know that the modern-day storm shelters find their roots in the Cold War-era bunkers that were developed by the government for protection in case of a nuclear war? This might seem a bit of an overkill, but a bunker’s thick walls are exactly what’s needed in case of natural disasters like tornados.

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Things to Keep in Your Emergency Kit for Storm Shelters

Category : Blog , Safe Rooms , Storms

Just moving into a storm shelter when rough weather kicks in isn’t enough. There are different items that you’ll require while you wait out the storm. Your stay inside a storm shelter could last for a couple of days, and most of the facilities outside will also be closed, so it’s crucial to have them all ready before you go inside. Here are the essentials:

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3 Maintenance Hacks For Your Storm Shelter

Category : Blog , Storms , Tornado Shelters

Due to global warming, there has been an influx of storm activity across the North Atlantic. Scientists and citizens alike are worried about the unpredictable and harsh weather changes that are set to unfold in the coming months.

The best way to ensure your safety during tornadoes and storms is to invest in a storm shelter. However, the preparation doesn’t stop there. Here are some maintenance tips you should follow, so your storm shelter is in the best condition in case you have to use it.

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How To Take Care Of Pets During A Storm

Category : Blog , Storms

Storms are beyond scary to deal with. However, they’re even more worrisome for your four-legged pet who doesn’t quite understand why it’s so loud and dark outside.

It’s heartbreaking to witness your pet under such distress, especially while you’re also dealing with some very unpredictable weather conditions.

Here are some ways to calm your furry friend down and keep them safe until the sun’s out again.

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