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September 15, 2008

How to Build a Storm Shelter - Survive the Storm

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This is a picture of a dust storm in Oregon.

Though we don't recommend sticking it out in any storm if you're told to leave (as in the case of recent residents in Texas during IKE), sometimes you live in an area where it's almost impossible to leave, or you get a ton of smaller storms. You'll need the basics to stick it out and also to construct something in or around you home where you can concentrate your survival. The other thing a storm shelter provides is the ability to react quickly should a lesser storm become a greater one. In the Northeast a Nor'easter as their called can quickly get of hand, and having the supplies, location, and know how to survive with your family brings piece of mind.

Most of us live in areas where storms can become dangerous quickly, whether the great hurricanes on the oceans or the destructive tornadoes that skip across the interior of the country in spring and summer. Most locations in the northern plains can expect a blizzard-type snow storm once a winter and folks in New England fear the howling Nor'easter. Everyone watches when the weather gets bad for severe thunderstorms and high winds. Short of building a complete safe room, an alternative that many Gulf coast residents are choosing after the last few disastrous hurricane seasons, there are plans and sources for temporary to long term storm shelters available from several sources. No matter where you live and what your budget, you can create shelter from the storm to give you and your family a better chance of survival when these powerful weather events come your way.

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Posted by Jay Brewer at September 15, 2008 8:03 AM

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