How Tornadoes Are Rated: The EF Scale Explained

EF-1 tornado

Confused by the naming scheme of tornadoes? How does EF-0 differ from EF-1? Tornadoes are ranked by the EF scale, named after Ted Fujita, a meteorologist who came up with the scheme in 1971. Since then, the system has seen some changes with the values being adjusted. Here are all of them explained in detail.

Preparing for the Worst—How to Stay Safe During a Tornado

Tornado About to Make Landfall

If you’ve recently moved to a tornado-prone area, it’s important that you understand the ways of keeping yourself and your family members safe. During a tornado warning, your first instinct will definitely be to find lower ground, a space where you can hide in to stay safe from the strong wind and debris. But durable […]

5 Tornado Safety Tips & Rules

Dark Storm Clouds Gathering Over a Yellow Grass field

A higher-than-average ratio of tornadoes is being forecast for the year 2020. As a precautionary measure, more people in the U.S., especially in high-risk areas such as Plano, Sherman, Denison and Fort Worth and other areas in Texas, are preparing beforehand by investing in tornado shelters—both underground and aboveground—so they can have a safe space […]

Community Storm Shelter

Community Storm Shelter Community Storm Shelter is rated and tested for dangerous EF5 Tornadoes.  Our design meet’s all FEMA requirements and guidelines.  They have a 10 year warranty against leaks or corrosion.  Our design has been tested by the Texas Tech Impact Test and passed.  They are rated for an EF5 Tornado.  Our engineer plans […]