ABOUT US & FAQ

Learn about Tornado Safe Room and answers to your FAQ’s.

Since opening our doors in 1994, Floyd and Betty have been the front runners of providing many Americans with peace of mind when it comes to protection from the elements. For 27 years, they have worked hard to ensure that everyone can have a safe space to go in the event of a tornado and now they are passing the torch. Wayne is the current owner of The Original Tornado Saferoom and is continuing on the mission of giving America peace of mind.

THE IMPORTANCE OF A SAFE ROOM

In past years, more than 1,000 twisters killed in excess of 120 people and created millions of dollars in property damage. The dollar figure for the tornadoes which struck Oklahoma City in May of 1999 has exceeded 90 million dollars.
The National Tornado Forum has announced an effort to encourage more people to build "safe rooms" The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) stated, "When that tornado warning comes, people need to put their family in a safe place". In an effort to see that more people are protected FEMA, along with the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae), have programs in place which assist families with financing for their "Safe Rooms". FEMA director, James Witt, said, "We know that safe rooms save lives". Responding to this call for saving lives, we designed a tornado-safe room (hence TORNADOSAFEROOM). Our units are manufactured from solid 10-gauge steel construction. The safe rooms may be installed in the interior of structures with concrete flooring or exterior of any type of structure, commercial or residential including pre-manufactured homes and mobile homes.

Peace of Mind

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Financing Is Available

Financing options for Tornado Safe Rooms offer peace of mind without the immediate financial burden. By spreading the cost over manageable installments, you can prioritize safety for your family without straining your budget. This flexible approach ensures that you can secure your protection swiftly and affordably.

KNOWLEDGE AND PROTECTION ARE THE KEYS TO SAVING LIVES

The following explanations will help you when the weather alerts are sounded.

  • Tornado Watch
    This alert is issued when weather conditions are 'ripe' for the formation of a tornado. When these are issued, your preparations for safety should begin

  • Tornado Warning
    This means that a funnel cloud has actually been sighted or radar has indicated a tornado. Be ready.
  • Along with these definitions the Fujita Pearson Tornado Scale will give you an under-standing of the potential of the coming storm. Note the estimated damage done as the F rating goes up. The tornado which devastated Oklahoma City was an F-5.

FUJITA PEARSON TORNADO SCALE

  • F-0 - 40-72 mph, chimney damage, tree branches broken,

  • F-1 - 73-112 mph, mobile homes pushed off foundation or overturned.

  • F-2 - 113-I57 mph, considerable damage, mobile homes demolished, trees up-rooted.

  • F-3 - 158-205 mph, roofs and walls torn down, trains overturned, cars thrown.

  • F-4 - 207-260 mph, well-constructed walls leveled.

  • F-5 - 261-318 mph, homes lifted off their foundations and carried considerable distances, auto's thrown as far as 328 feet.

Our safe rooms have been tested and certified by an independent construction material testing laboratory by putting them against a static wind load up to 450 MPH (100 MPH stronger than the highest known twister).

Tornados can and do occur, anywhere when weather conditions create the right formula. Some tornadoes have been recorded with wind speeds over 300 MPH and staying on the ground for more than an hour. Due to the high winds, flying debris presents itself as one of the greatest dangers during tornadoes.

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