Weather-related myths and misconceptions are commonplace, but this isn’t one of them. The safest room in your house is always going to be the bathroom. Let’s learn how to protect yourself from a tornado and why the bathroom is the safest place in a tornado to take shelter.
In 2021, there 1,376 tornadoes were reported in the United States. And every single one of them came with short notice of an incoming weather event.
Hurricanes. Tornadoes. Cyclones. Typhoons. There are so many words associated with dangerous storms that spin around, it can be confusing to keep them all straight.
Few things can strike fear into a person more than the blast of a tornado siren. An average of 1,200 tornadoes strike in the United States each year. With proper tornado safety training and learning the signs of a tornado, we can all be better prepared to protect our families and homes when a funnel […]
You live in Tornado Alley. While spring brings warmer weather, March through June brings the threat of storm systems that can spawn deadly tornadoes. The 2021 tornado season was one of the worst ever, with the season extending through December for an unusual late-autumn outbreak across the south and Midwest.
Ask any Alabamian where they were on April 27, 2011, and a pang of sadness will come over their faces as they tell you about the day they lived through hell. Alabama was part of the 2011 Super Outbreak of tornadoes that swept through a large portion of the country, but no doubt Alabama took the […]
Tornadoes are just as intense as they are fascinating. If you’ve ever gotten to see one from a safe distance, you can’t help but feel a sense of awe at the power of mother nature.
A Storm shelter is a pretty broad term for a safe structure that protects people from bad weather, such as: Tornadoes Hurricanes Wind Storms Flying Debris Earthquakes But, for any safe room or tornado shelter to be an actual storm shelter, it must meet FEMA’s criteria. Let’s explore the types and considerations that go into buying a storm […]
Before you throw down your cash for a below-ground refuge, let’s dig into everything you need to know about below ground tornado shelters. The weather is unpredictable, and catastrophic storms sometimes hit out of nowhere. The weather doesn’t care where you live, either. Tornadoes seem to be getting stronger and more frequent. And, the only […]
Extreme weather is now a regular occurrence in the United States. Record-setting hurricanes and more-than-one-mile wide tornadoes can hit nearly anywhere. Storm shelters are certainly not something everyone owns or even has access to. But, many families don’t know that there are various types of sanctuary structures (beyond your bathroom!).