Tornado Shelter FAQ
Here at FamilySAFE Shelters, we can create some of the best custom tornado shelters for both residential and commercial use. Our above ground storm shelters are all tested and proven to withstand EF5 tornado conditions, and we can install a custom tornado shelter in both existing and new construction properties. The highly durable above ground storm shelters here at FamilySAFE offer some of the best protection from some of the worst storms around.
If this is the first time that you’re considering having a tornado shelter installed into your home or business, then there are probably a few questions that you may have. Here are a few of the questions that we most commonly receive regarding our above ground and underground storm shelters.
Are your safe rooms certified by FEMA?
Federal Law prohibits FEMA from certifying any product. Some competitors might claim to be certified by FEMA but those claims are misleading. Any contractors, individuals, or firms who state they are “FEMA approved” or “FEMA certified” are incorrect. Read more about FEMA’s stance on their website.
FEMA does provide criteria for ensuring the safety and reliability of tornado shelters. Family SAFE meets or exceeds all of FEMAs provided criteria in our tornado shelters.
Our tornado shelters are tested to withstand EF5 level winds at Texas Tech University and meet or exceed the criteria in FEMA P-320 (FEMA, 2008a) and FEMA P-361 (FEMA, 2008b).
Is an above ground storm shelter safe? Will it work?
Our above ground tornado shelters are designed to meet or exceed the criteria in FEMA P-320 (FEMA, 2008a) and FEMA P-361 (FEMA, 2008b). Our tornado shelters will offer the same near-absolute protection as an in-ground tornado shelter and have protected numerous families from EF5 tornadoes.
If you have any more questions about our company or our customizable storm shelters then be sure to contact FamilySAFE Shelters for more information. Also be sure to learn more about our residential storm shelters, commercial tornado shelters, and all of our above ground storm shelters.