There are numerous shelter options available on today’s market but they all fall into 1 of 2 categories… underground solutions and above-ground solutions. Although the engineering involved with above-ground shelters has improved greatly, above-ground designs still run a distant second when compared to an underground shelter solution.
The ugly truth about tornadoes comes in the form of damage statistics, and those statistics all echo the same thing. They show that the majority of damage caused in a tornado is caused by wind borne objects. From random loose debris to large objects such as vehicles, tractors, trains and buses; everything can potentially become a virtual torpedo in a tornado. There is truly no limit to what the high winds of a EF5 tornado can hurl at you. In light of those statistics, there is no denying that even the best engineering and strongest materials will still have major vulnerabilities when pummeled by a wind borne objects in a severe tornado.
The ONLY real solution in shelter engineering is to be underground thus being completely insulated from wind borne objects. So, while engineering is getting better and shelters are getting stronger, anything above ground is still highly vulnerable. Nothing beats and underground shelter and we build the biggest and best underground shelters on the market.