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Full Sized Tornado Shelters


Above ground shelters are used in many areas of the country and by a wide variety of homeowners and businesses. Groundwater tables may make it impossible to install or build a shelter below ground, elderly or people with limited mobility may be unable to access a below ground shelter, or people may have significant phobias pertaining to below ground sheltering.

Wind engineering specialists from Texas Tech University's National Wind Institute have done extensive research that concludes that sheltering in an above ground storm shelter is as safe as seeking below ground shelter during massive EF4 and EF5 tornadoes. TTU engineer Joseph Dannemiller presented the research findings at a TEDxTexasTechUniversity symposium in February of 2014.

 

CERTIFIED TO MEET FEMA 320

MATERIALS:
1) TOP: .25" THICK PAINTED CARBON STEEL PLATE.
2) WALLS: 10 GA GALVANIZED STEEL.
3) ANGLE: 2.50" X 2.50" X .25" THICK STEEL.
4) ASSEMBLED WITH 1/2" GRADE STEEL BOLTS.
5) ANCHORED WITH 4" X 1/2" LDT ANCHOR
BOLTS.

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