The mild temperature and typical exceptional weather we enjoy in the South can often be wrecked by an outbreak of violent storms, tornadoes, or effects from a hurricane. The destructive effects of a tornado reaches well beyond loss of property and possessions. Sadly, lives are lost each year because households have no adequate place of refuge during a tornado or violent storm outbreak. However there is a practical, safe and economical solution when it comes to providing protection for our family and loved ones. Great American Storm Shelters was formed with one simple objective, to provide peace of mind in the face of bad weather to residents in the United States.
We install storm shelters and safe rooms in Alabama, Texas, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Florida, Iowa, Illinois, North Carolina, Kentucky, Indiana, South Carolina, Ohio, Indiana, and Virginia. Fall is considered to be the “second” tornado season. While most tornadoes occur in the spring, late October and November have been known to produce strong and damaging tornadoes. Already in the Fall of 2013, there were six confirmed EF-0 tornadoes in the southeast; two in Tennessee, three in North Carolina, one in Alabama and a tornado in South Carolina. These storms downed trees and ripped siding off of homes.
Also last fall, there were twelve tornadoes that ripped through Nebraska causing major devastation. Don’t wait until your family is affected by a tornado. Have a plan, be prepared and take action. Fall 2013 is already proving to be a very active tornado season. A new weather forecasting tool has been developed called the storminess model. This tool determined that it is very likely (83 percent probability) that 2014 will be an extreme weather year. It is predicted that in 2014, five major Atlantic hurricanes will occur or a minimum of 23 major U.S tornadoes. This is the time to be prepared before these tornadoes take place. “People can’t let their guard down,” AccuWeather Expert Senior Meteorologist Dan Kottlowski said. “It looks like everybody is going to be vulnerable to severe weather this year from the Gulf of Mexico in early April up to the Midwest by late in the spring and early summer.During the heart of the severe season, when the threat of tornadoes should be highest, an area to watch will be the lower Mississippi, Ohio and Tennessee valleys. Little Rock, Memphis and Nashville are among the cities that lie in the zone of greatest risk this year.”
Storm shelters are very important for people who reside in tornado alley. Many research groups have stated that tornado alley has expanded. A report by CoreLogic, a private research company, finds that the traditional boundaries of Tornado Alley which included Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and South Dakota, have been expanded to include much of the Midwest and the South including Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Tennessee, and Louisiana.
Our shelters have been tested by the Wind Science and Engineering Research Center at Texas Tech University to withstand debris from an EF-5 tornado. All of our shelters carry an engineer’s seal and come with a lifetime warranty. We specialize in serving the residents of Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Texas, and Tennessee. However, we do install our storm shelters in all 50 states in the United States. Our storm shelters exceed FEMA standards and maintain an engineer’s seal as well as coming with a lifetime guarantee. You can rest easy knowing that you have the top of the line storm shelter at your disposal when bad weather hits. Many things are uncertain in life, but nothing is more unpredictable than Mother Nature and the fury that she can unleash at a moment’s notice. Tornadoes are a vicious system that can strike with little or no warning. In the event of a tornado, you only have a few minutes to respond. What do you do if you don’t have a storm shelter? Where would you go? What happens if you are in a wheelchair and can’t get to a safe place in time? Great American Storm Shelters has the answer for you.
Our crews work quickly and efficiently, using ready mix concrete instead of quick set. We use 100% ready mix concrete around the entire underground shelter, not just at the top. After installing your storm shelter, we haul off the extra dirt as well as the concrete debris. Then we power wash the installation site leaving it in better condition than it was before we arrived. Our safe rooms can be moved if you decide to relocate to a new residence. This is an investment that you can take with you. If you decide to leave your safe room in your house when you move, you increase the value of your home and give potential buyers another reason to purchase your home. In life, there are no certainties, but by allowing Great American Storm Shelters to help you be prepared, you can be certain that your family and loved ones will be protected. We offer storm shelters all over the United States with two physical locations in Alabama and Texas. Please call us today for a free quote. We will be happy to answer any questions that you might have about storm shelters and safe rooms. 1-800-915-7233
Great American Storm Shelters
4000 Eagle Point Corporate Drive
Birmingham, Alabama 35242
Great American Storm Shelters
1270 FM 2136
Clifton, Texas 76634 (near Dallas, Texas)
We install storm shelters in the following states: Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Florida, Iowa, Illinois, North Carolina, Kentucky, Indiana, South Carolina, Ohio, Indiana, and Virginia.