To the Family SAFE Family,
On April 27, 2011 our community was devastated by an F4 tornado with winds in excess of 176pmh. Heading the tornado warnings, my husband and I entered our Family SAFE tornado shelter as we have every tornado season since it was installed in 2008. The radio broadcast had given us ample warning, approximately 11 minutes to take shelter, but we felt this warning was different from previous warnings. As we hurried into our shelter and closed and locked the door, we felt secure – scared, but secure that we would survive the storm. We had never experienced a tornado before and as we sat listening to the winds of this monster tear our garage roofs and ceilings apart, the Family SAFE shelter was our safe refuge. It never moved,vibrated or shook!
The event lasted less than 5 minutes. We followed instructions from the radio braodcaster to exit the shelter shortly thereafter. As we exited and took in the immediate damage to our garages, we were amazed that the stall the Family SAFE occupied, along with our pick-up truck, was not damaged! The first stall ceiling had been ripped apart, drywall hanging from ceiling to floor. But we were alive!
We both know we were so fortunate, much more than others, and if there is anything good that came from this disaster/experience, is the fact that we are alive and safe because of our Family SAFE tornado shelter, and of course our creator!
Thank you to the manufacturers of this superb product and our recommendations are off the charts! Feeling safe and secure during an event as this is priceless.