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One of our DIY tornado shelter customers in Kansas City, Missouri is so impressed with Tornado Alley Armor Safe Rooms that she called the local news stations to tell them about us. Several crews came out to her house and did interviews. Watch to see how simple it can be to Do It Yourself and have your storm shelter assembled and anchored in no time. We do provide professional installation nationwide for those who prefer not to DIY. Tornado Alley Armor- protecting lives in 23 states and growing. For more info give us a call toll free at 855-55-ARMOR or look us up at www.tornadoalleyarmor.com.
Watch this video for great information about determining whether or not you need a permit for your tornado shelter, and how to go about registering your safe room so that emergency responders will come check on you after a catastrophic event, if your city offers that. If your city doesn't, you can always call the local fire department and let them know you have a safe room. Just remember, with Tornado Alley Armor Safe Rooms you won't be relying on emergency workers anyway. You'll take down your wrenches and start unbolting to make yourself a new way out. 855-55-ARMOR www.tornadoalleyarmor.com
When you purchase an above ground tornado shelter by Tornado Alley Armor Safe Rooms claustrophobia worries are almost nonexistent. Our safe rooms are entrapment proof. But what if the door gets blocked by debris? Well, if it does get blocked all you have to do is take down your handy wrenches that will be stored inside and start unbolting. You can go to the other side of the safe room to make a new door by unbolting a panel, go to the end of the tornado shelter, or even unbolt the roof of the storm shelter and make a new door there. Not that you'll need to, but the entire safe room can be disassembled from the inside if need be. No worrying about how long it might take emergency responders to come check on you. You control your own destiny, so to speak, with a Tornado Alley Armor safe room. Visit www.tornadoalleyarmor.com to learn more or give us a call toll free at 855-55-ARMOR.
FOX 23 News featured Tornado Alley Armor Safe Rooms in a segment about registering storm shelters. Tulsa has a new volunteer system to register your safe room online and have emergency responders know where to look after a tornado. Although, with a Tornado Alley Armor safe room you won't be in there long enough to need to wait for them to come looking for you. You'll take down your wrenches that are stored inside and start unbolting. You can make yourself a new door by unbolting any of the panels, or even unbolt the entire safe room from the inside if needed. www.tornadoalleyarmor.com
If safe rooms are Impact Tested at Texas Tech does that automatically make them FEMA 320 Compliant? We attended a Home and Garden Show recently and had some customers ask us about FEMA compliance for storm shelters and impact testing at Texas Tech University. Apparently there are storm shelter companies that are misleading customers into believing that passing debris impact testing at Texas Tech National Wind Institute (http://www.depts.ttu.edu/nwi/) is equivalent to being FEMA 320 (http://www.fema.gov/safe-room-resources/fema-p-320-taking-shelter-storm-building-safe-room-your-home-or-small-business) compliant. This is grossly incorrect and the companies that are telling customers this are aware they are incorrect. At Tornado Alley Armor we try to educate consumers on the fact that the storm shelter industry is unregulated and there are lots of tornado shelter companies out there misinforming them on the facts. Passing debris impact testing at Texas Tech is the first step in gaining membership in the voluntary self-policing National Storm Shelter Association. At Texas Tech they do not check for FEMA compliance. They only test ability to take EF-5 strength impacts without failure. This is no small feat, and very important to have done. If a safe room can’t handle the EF-5 impacts during testing then it absolutely is not FEMA compliant. At every trade show you'll find non-NSSA manufactures who tout FEMA 320 compliance yet it is immediately clear by any number of visual indicators that they are not, in fact, compliant...things as simple as counting the number of hinges and latch points, or checking the anchor spacing just to name a few items. But, being able to claim successful impact testing at Texas Tech does NOT make a storm shelter FEMA compliant. So let the buyer beware! Look for the NSSA logo. The NSSA's Executive Director is Dr. Ernst Kiesling P.E., Ph.D, from Texas Tech University's National Wind Institute. Dr. Kiesling...
I'm looking for a D-I-Y safe room project so I can save some money by not having to pay for installation. Can you help me?Absolutely! Tornado Alley Armor bolt together safe rooms can be bought as Do It Yourself kits or we can provide professional installation. We ship and install our storm shelters nationwide so you don't have to worry that you live too far away from our showroom/ warehouse in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Depending on how far away you are we will either deliver it personally or have it shipped by freight carrier. Either way it will arrive in pristine condition ready for you to assemble and anchor. The only thing you need to provide are the tools to put it together and anchor. We provide detailed instructions for your safe room and are always available by phone/ face time if you need any assistance. We also have several helpful videos on our YouTube page. Not sure about doing it yourself? We're happy to provide professional installation! Give us a call if you have any questions. We would be happy to help! Toll free 855-55-ARMOR.