STORM SHELTERS OKC
Underground Storm Shelters
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Used to be, back in the days, when folks dug homemade cellars for canning and natural refrigeration, you could use the family root cellar whenever a tornado threatened. After all, what better way to escape a storm that sucks up everything above ground than to go somewhere the wind can't get at?
Made sense. But as folks forgot the fine art of cellar dwelling they began to look for simpler, easier ways to get below ground during a tornado, and they did so by forgetting the tremendous pressure mother nature exerts on anything that big in the dirt. Burying a shipping container in the ground and sticking a ladder in there for access may make you feel like you're working smart instead of working hard, but those containers were only built to withstand pressure when stacked, and the thousands of pounds per cubic yard pressing on it from all sides will crumple it -- hopefully not while you and your family are in there.
Then there's the little matter of water, something the ground soaks up but we don't. Most folks who die below ground in a tornado do so because grandma's cellar isn't waterproof. A storm shelter which meets standards set by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, however, is guaranteed to withstand both pressure and moisture. And all our tornado shelters meet those rigorous standards.
Moreover, many of the past concerns customers have had with below-ground shelters have since been addressed. You don’t have to worry about being one of those many casualties of flying debris when you can access your below-ground shelter right from the comfort of your garage! Removable steps and handrails help modify access to the shelter for those members of your family who may have accessibility or mobility issues. The sheer size of these shelters has increased over the years, upping the comfort factor. And padded benches can help ensure that you and yours can relax until it's time to rejoin the world.
Below-ground shelters may not offer any more tornado protection these days than the above-ground kind, but as a general all-purpose natural disaster bunker, they offer an extra level of security and safety that above-ground ones simply can't. Let the staff from Storm Shelters OKC visit your location and work with you to find the perfect location for your underground fortress.
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