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May. 18th, 2008 @ 07:07 pm Give Me Shelter...
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Date:May 19th, 2008 03:52 am (UTC)
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So that's the tornado bunker huh? Looks solid to me.
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Date:May 19th, 2008 04:52 am (UTC)

I'm getting there...

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Actually that is just the doorway that will lead to a bigger room under the bottom garage floor but by itself it would work pretty well.

The room with the work benches is my workshop and would most likely be safe in a tornado since it's below grade. The real bunker though will be big enough to live in for a few weeks if we have a Katrina.
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Date:May 19th, 2008 05:11 am (UTC)

It's Having It When You Need It That Counts...

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I had a tornado hop over my house about four nights ago, courtesy of the thermals coming off the lake. I'm pretty sure my house's cinder block walls and pre-stressed concrete floors/ceilings/roofs would stand up to a tornado, but the end walls and center section are 98% glass and they certainly would not. I've thought a lot about what to do for tornado shelter, but since I can't dig (solid rock, high water table), I think I'll just have to build a huge, very heavy concrete bathtub to hunker down in.
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Date:May 19th, 2008 03:15 pm (UTC)

Build one in the Yard

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Be safe.

You can get them prefabbed to go in the Yard above ground for places that you can't dig or might flood and a simple concrete box would go a long way to keeping you safe even if an airborne cow landed on you.

They are becoming popular now if you google and I was looking at one that can even be submergered like a diving bell and yes I have that in the back of my mind.

I do live on a Lake and it's not penny's boat after all...

I've seen them as low as $3000.