Category: Storm Shelter

SURVIVAL: 2 Winter Systems You Need To Make It To Your Retreat… Alive

Source: By: Adrienne Posted on: March 27, 2014 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter…” –Matthew 24:20 It is the prepper’s sum of all fears: a cold weather winter bugout. Heading for the hills in reasonably comfortable weather will be difficult enough, but add the threat of hypothermia, frostbite and the mental strain […]

READY.GOV: Severe Weather Preparedness Week: Tornadoes

      View as web page March 5, 2013 The National Preparedness Community   Severe Weather Preparedness Week: Tornadoes In May 2013, a tornado devastated much of the City of Moore, OK. Despite the destruction happening around them the employees of Tinker Federal Credit Union had peace of mind due to their Emergency Response Plan. These men […]

SHELTER: Deathtrap…Moore tornado debris reveals construction flaws, code violations

Source: By: M. Scott Carter Posted on: February 20, 2014 MOORE – When the storm came, seven students in the Plaza Towers third-grade center sheltered in the hall. At Briarwood, the students and teachers thought the school building would protect them.   Then the tornado hit, and the schools fell. Instead of offering protection on May 20, […]

SHELTER: All you wanted to know about army bunkers

Source: By: Dean Reynolds Posted on: January 21st, 2014 War or no war, there’s something about bunkers that makes them ever popular. Bunkers are not solely used by the army, but by civilians too. In tornado prone zones, bunkers are built as tornado shelters. All over the world, bunkers are in high demand. This is why one […]

DRILLS: Statewide Missouri tornado drill, Severe Weather Awareness Week March 3-7

Source: By: Sedalia News Journal Posted on: FEBRUARY 23, 2014  JEFFERSON CITY – The National Weather Service, the State Emergency Management Agency and Missouri’s local emergency management offices urge Missourians to use Missouri Severe Weather Awareness Week, March 3-7, to plan and prepare for how they will react to tornadoes, flash flooding and other severe weather. Missouri […]

DISASTER: FEMA Enlists Designers to Rethink Disaster Relief

Source: By: KYLE VANHEMERT Posted on: 02.06.14 A scene from Frog’s post-Sandy workshop. Image: Frog In late October of 2012, as Hurricane Sandy was bearing down on the eastern seaboard, some important members of the Federal Emergency Management Agency were toying with an idea that was a little bit unusual, at least for members of a government agency […]

Here it comes…Spring 2014 Tornado season…Prepare Now…

Tornado Preparedness Requires a Plan Tornado country preparedness. The basics…the awareness…the warnings…the shelter…the recovery. I grew up in north Texas, and spent my first 33 years there. We had our share of destructive and deadly twisters many times. In February 1969, after midnight, a deadly tornado hit a mobile home park to our northwest over […]