If you live in a hurricane prone area, the time to get prepared is now. Don’t wait until a storm is imminent to consider your family’s safety during such a catastrophic event. The first item to consider is your hurricane shelter. Are you looking at a site within your own home? If so this indoor storm shelter must be a room without windows on the lower level.
If you live in an apartment on an upper level, or a modular home you should know where the emergency shelters in your area are nearest to your home. You must identify a specific place in your home to store non-perishable food and water. Potable water will be a major concern for several days, and sometimes several weeks, after a hurricane so be sure to have plenty for each family member. Food needs to be rotated through the pantry (eat the old stuff, buy new) and the water supply should be replaced annually.Think about what life will be like immediately after the storm. You will not have electricity, and your home may be heavily damaged. Make sure you have flashlights, batteries, plastic sheeting, boots, and other items to protect yourself and your belongings.
If you’ve made the important decision to try to ride the storm out in your home, do it based on more than a positive attitude. There are lots of things you can do to make sure your in-home hurricane shelter will effectively protect your family.We specialize in providing what you need to outfit existing rooms or building new ones to assure you survive hurricane force winds and airborne debris. There are even ‘shells’ or reinforced rooms that you can ‘drop in’ to your existing home under construction as an indoor storm shelter.