Alabama Storm Shelters
If you, a friend, or a family member were in the northern Alabama area in April 2011, you know exactly how devastating the tornado season can be. On April 25, 2011, Alabama received devastation from many tornadoes of epic proportions. This was the largest outbreak recorded in history. Over the period of three days, there were a total of 358 tornadoes that were confirmed by the National Weather Service. April 27 was the day that had the most activity of the three, with a confirmed 211 tornadoes. The highest tornado readings reached EF5 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale and there were hundreds of deaths recorded. The Storm Prediction Center confirmed that there were 238 deaths directly attributed to the tornadoes just in the state of Alabama. This is the highest rate of fatalities since the Tri-State tornadoes of 1925. Many weather researchers consider Alabama to be in the new, expanded Tornado Alley.
Once the tornadoes passed, residents of the Tennessee Valley were left sifting through debris and searching for loved ones. There was loss of life, pets lost, homes destroyed, photographs lost and memories implanted in the minds of thousands of people that were life changing. Many residents who still had their homes were without running water and power for days and weeks. There were gas shortages and the shelves of the stores that were open were out of many essential products.
While you cannot avoid the tornado season, you can definitely be better prepared. Lives can be preserved with the installation of a storm shelter or safe room in your Alabama home. Our storm shelters are custom built and can withstand EF5 storms. All of our storm shelters exceed FEMA standards. These tornado shelters are tested at Texas Tech to ensure that they can withstand the wind and debris that has proven to be dangerous. Our Alabama storm shelters are installed using ready mix concrete instead of the quick set variety. We use ready mix concrete around the entire underground storm shelter, not just at the top.
Our safe rooms offer you portability so that when you do move to another residence, you benefit from being able to install your storm shelter at your new home. If you would like to leave your safe room in your present home when you sell it, the safe room tends to increase your home value and help you sell your home because of this special feature.
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.