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Tornado Safe Rooms. Safe room location
There are several possible locations in your home or small business for a safe room. Perhaps the most convenient is below ground level* in your basement. *Although basement and in-ground safe rooms also provide the highest level of protection, only the TornadoSafeRoom™ above ground units are capable of providing near-absolute protection. This is an important alternative to be aware of if you are not able to install a safe room in your basement due to concerns related to flood hazards or naturally-high groundwater tables at your site. Another alternative location for your safe room is an interior room on the first floor of the home or small business.
Researchers, emergency response personnel, and people cleaning up after tornadoes have found that above ground shelters were standing intact when all other above-ground parts of the home or small business have been destroyed. The TornadoSafeRoom™ can be installed outside your location or fitted to an interior closet, bathroom, or small storage rooms offering the advantage of having a function other than providing occasional storm protection.
Regardless of where in your home or small business you build your safe room, the walls and ceiling of the safe room must be built so that they will provide near-absolute protection for you, your family, or employees from missiles and falling debris, and remain standing if your home or small business is severely damaged by extreme winds. If sections of your home’s or small business’ walls are used as safe room walls, those wall sections must be surviving interior room surviving interior rooms28 seCTion ii:
PLANNING YOUR SAFE ROOM Taking shelter from The storm:
THE FEMA BUILDING A SAFE ROOM FOR YOUR HOME OR SMALL BUSINESS ThIrd EdItIon - separated the Safe Room from the structure of the home or small business. This is to ensure the structural integrity of the safe room, should the rest of the structure fail or be compromised during an extreme-wind event.
WHY THE TORNADOSAFEROOM™?
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TornadoSafeRoom™ greatly exceeds the FEMA 320 and the Texas Tech standards. The TornadoSafeRoom has been tested and certified by "Certified Testing Laboratory of Orlando Florida", as a storm shelter capable of withstanding wind loads of 450 mph and has been shot by air cannon with 2 X 4 timber at 100 mph and it has been designed and constructed to provide the level of protection above the requirements of FEMA P-320 (FEMA, 2008a) and FEMA P-361 (FEMA, 2008b).