Yes. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) strives to reduce loss of life and property and protect our nation’s critical infrastructure from all types of hazards through a comprehensive, risk-based, emergency management program of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.
These guidelines can be found in FEMA publications.
Did you know that Kansas is the 4th highest ranking state in total numbers of tornados?*
When severe weather threatens, individuals and families need protection from the dangerous forces of extreme winds and adverse weather conditions. You should provide a safe shelter for yourself, your family, and your pets. *According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency statistics.
Yes, we can accommodate children, pets, seniors and can provide handicapped accessible shelters.
Cost is determined by type and size of structure, location and mileage from home office. Contact us for a free quote.
USDA Rural Development State Director Chuck Banks announced today that the Agency will again offer funding in 2008 for the state’s Rural Storm Shelter Program. This Program provides low interest loans and/or grants to help finance storm shelters for very-low income homeowners living in eligible areas of Kansas. Press Release
FHA Financing, a Home Improvement Loan, Cash or Money Order.
Steel and concrete size and thickness depend on model and size of shelter. There is a 1 year warranty.
6×6, 6×8, 6×10, 6×12, or custom built to your specifications. We custom build most shelters so size is dependent on your needs. We provide shelter for 2 people in a residence to several hundred people in a group.
- Steel (above or below ground)
- Concrete (above or below ground)
- In house safe room, garage, or basement, made of steel
Through the wall or roof, depending on type of shelter and passive ventilation around the door. The door is not air tight.
Steel shelters can be installed in as little as one day. Concrete and in-house safe room shelters can be installed in as little as one week, depending on the size and specifications.
An on-site inspection is necessary to evaluate possible obstacles. Some conditions that may have to be considered are bedrock, high water table, underground lines, and frozen ground. Obviously there are may be phone, water, gas, electric or sewer lines that may have to be considered. We will work with you to ensure safe placement of the shelter. Prior to digging, all locations are called in to Kansas Dig Safe for location of major lines.
Benches can be included, and an inlet to run power into the shelter can also be provided. In some shelters both electric lights as well as battery backup lighting is provided.
For an underground shelter, 10′ opening is the minimum for the excavator and normally need at least 2′ larger than the shelter you choose.