How to Prevent Being Trapped Inside Your Emergency Shelter
Category : Oklahoma Storm Shelters
Storm shelters in Oklahoma City are a crucial safe haven because they can resist the worst of what a tornado can dish out, including the winds and any flying debris. While it’s important to take shelter indoors during a storm, it’s equally essential to plan for your safety after the storm has passed.
We’ve gone through the indications of a tornado, how to prepare for one, and what to do if you’re caught in one. Every one of storm safe shelters in Oklahoma is equipped with safety latches and emergency exits, but accidents can happen. You must make sure that you’ve thought of everything.
As soon as your shelter is set up or as tornado season approaches, it is imperative that you take the following precautions:
Keep A Spare Jack On Hand
If you become trapped inside, the door of some shelters can be pried open using a jack. You can use the jack to pry open a door or latch that isn’t opening on its own or lift heavy objects obstructing the path.
Test The Emergency Exit Latch
Get inside the shelter with a friend or family member waiting outside, and try using the emergency exit. It is best to test the emergency escape at the time of installation to ensure everything is functioning properly.
If you already have a safe room, you can test it immediately or ask our professionals about any safety features you might need assistance with.
Get Your Shelter Listed With Rescue Organizations And Local Authorities
Oklahoma City is one of the many municipalities that have implemented registration programs for crisis preparation. If you register your safe room with rescue organizations, they will be able to find you quickly in the event of a tornado or any other natural calamity.
If you become trapped in your shelter, certain rescue organizations offer free services and may be able to help you get out.
Share The Shelter’s Location With Close Friends And Family
As important as it is to register your storm shelter with the proper authorities, it is as important to let your loved ones know where it is, especially if it is in a less obvious place like a basement or closet.
If search-and-rescue teams can’t find you, your loved ones may be able to.
All our storm shelters are FEMA-approved and come with a 10-year warranty against leaks and corrosion.
If you have any questions or concerns concerning our storm shelters, whether they be underground bunkers, concrete storm shelters, or garage shelters, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We’re eager to be of assistance in any way we can.