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An Overview of the Top Storm Shelters for Protection

The tornado season in Oklahoma is just around the corner. Typically, May and June are the most affected by Tornadoes, but recently Oklahoma has also seen severe weather conditions in March and April. When the alarms go off for a storm warning, the first thing you’ll have to do is prepare your storm safe shelter for temporary refuge.

You can’t afford to be unprepared in the event of an expected natural disaster. This is why the government of Oklahoma has instructed homeowners in some hotspots within the state to build a storm safe room adjacent to their property. These shelters offer many advantages to the homeowners in the line of a tornado.

Benefits of a Storm Shelter

Tornadoes are capable of massive destruction. Their highspeed winds can dismantle anything in their path and carry all kinds of heavy objects and debris, potentially injuring you or your loved ones.

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Whether built underground or above the ground, a storm shelter can help keep you, your loved ones, and your valuable belongings safe and secure until the storm has passed. These spacious safe rooms can accommodate your family, pets, and essential belongings for as long as you need.

These storm shelters are also effective against heavy rainfall and hailstorms.

Types of Storms Shelters

When installing a storm shelter by your property, you’re faced with a decision to choose an underground bunker or an above ground safe room.

Underground Bunkers

Underground bunkers are safe rooms that are insulated with sturdy walls. These walls are durable and can withstand severe wear and tear for a long time. These bunkers are placed below the ground surface with the door sticking out on the outside.

The bunkers use the natural shield of the ground to keep people and their things protected during the storm. These bunkers have tested air filters and water supply systems to ensure the hygiene and health of the people inside.

Above Ground Rooms

Above ground safe rooms are placed above the ground level. These are heavy objects that are typically made of concrete. These can accommodate as many people as you want and are highly cost-effective in installation.

Garage Shelters

If you want to build a safe room but prefer staying on your property’s premises, a garage shelter is the right choice for you. These shelters are placed underneath your home garage and provide a reliable safe spot within your home.

Materials for Shelter Construction

There are two construction materials for storm shelter rooms:

  • Steel rooms are durable and long-lasting. They can withstand weather conditions and prevent the walls from rotting.
  • Concrete rooms are long-lasting investments. Concrete walls don’t get rusted and help keep all kinds of debris out.

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Oklahoma Shelters is a certified storm safe shelter provider across several locations in Oklahoma. Every storm safe room we build meets or exceeds the FEMA standards.

We use quality materials to construct state-of-art shelter rooms to stand firm against all levels of storms and tornadoes. Contact us today to find out how we can help you.

Contact our certified team of manufacturers and installers to learn more about our offerings.

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