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FEMA- Taking Shelter from the Storm: Building a ...

Having a safe room in your home or small business can help provide near-absolute protection for you and your family or employees from injury or death caused by the dangerous forces of extreme winds. Near-absolute protection means that, based on our current knowledge of tornadoes and hurricanes, the occupants of a safe room built according to the guidance in this publication will have a high probability of being protected from injury or death. Having a safe room can also relieve some of the anxiety created by the threat of an oncoming tornado or hurricane.

Brooke Louvier
Download this free guide from FEMA on how to build a safe shelter.

Concrete block DIY Storm Shelter 12x20 foot

Early in 2012 I built a storm shelter for my family. It's a twelve by twenty concrete block structure designed to be bermed over. Total cost was just over $3000.

Brooke Louvier
Great video. Goes through different options and how he decided to build it himself.
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