Tornado Shelters

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All of our shelter models meet or exceed to requirements to qualify for available funding and grants that are available through FEMA, your local city, county or state.

This includes:

  • Exceeds FEMA 320/361 guidelines for tornado shelters
  • Exceeds ICC-500 guidelines for tornado shelters

Tornado Safe Underground Garage Shelters

Underground Tornado Shelter Garage Unit

Convenience is the key when it comes to safety during a storm.  Our below ground tornado shelters are unique because they can be installed in your garage and don’t require the use of valuable square footage.  Also,  TornadoSafe shelters are out of the weather and out of harm’s way. Installation typically takes between 4-8 hrs depending on the size.

  • Meets/Exceeds FEMA 320, 361 and ICC 500 protocols
  • Certified Test Results (Texas Tech Wind, Science, Engineering, & Debris Impact Test)
  • Heavy duty steel construction with 1/4″ steel plate lid
  • Front lock sliding door design with TornadoSafe logo vent
  • Includes an emergency secondary opening hatch
  • Leak proof – welded inside, outside and encapsulated with ShelterShield™
  • Store away handrail
  • Removable 6″ metal steps and 8″ metal benches that are encapsulated with our non-slip coating ShelterShield™
  • Lifetime nontransferable warranty against leaking and floating

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Tornado Safe Above-Ground Shelters

Above Ground Tornado Shelter Garage Unit

Our above ground tornado shelters are engineered, tested and meet the highest quality standards at a competitive price. They come in a variety of sizes ranging from a 3 person to a 16 person unit and are fully powdercoated inside and out.

  • Meets/Exceeds FEMA 321, 360 and ICC 500 protocols, including impact testing and pressure/vacuum testing
  • 1/4″ Exterior Skin Steel Plate reinforced with a 1.5″ x 3.25″ x 1/4″ channel subframe
  • Hilti Anchoring System with 5/8″ anchors and HY 200 epoxy
  • 8” custom designed air vent
  • Cast iron door handle with 4 point dead bolt locking system
  • 1/4″ Precision laser cut ADA compliant door with 1.5″ x 3.25″ x 1/4″ channel reinforcement and 3 heavy duty hinges
  • Door can open to the inside or outside, and can be placed on any side of the shelter
  • Bulletproof window

Tornado Safe In-Ground Slope Front Shelters

Slope Front Tornado Shelter

Our below ground concrete slope front tornado shelters are engineered, tested and meet the highest quality standards at a competitive price. We use all of the excess dirt around the shelter as a berm to provide extra protection. This unit comes in 3 sizes, the small 5′ x 7′ x 6’2, medium 6′ x 8′ x 6’2 and the large 6’8 x 10 x 6’2. A boom truck is needed for all 3 units, so there will need to be a minimum of 9′ wide and 13′ height of clearance. However, for the 5′ x 7′ unit we can use a full size backhoe to complete the installation.

  • Meets/Exceeds FEMA 320, 361 and ICC 500 protocols
  • Certified Test Results (Texas Tech Wind, Science, Engineering, & Debris Impact Test)
  • Handrail with 5 non-slip steps for easy access
  • 8″ wind turbine and 6″ vent for ventilation
  • Reinforced with steel rebar, fiber mesh and poured with a minimum of 6000 lb psi concrete
  • Can be decoratively stamped and/or stained at an additional charge

Tornado Safe In-Ground Flat Top Shelters

Flat top underground tornado shelter

Our below ground concrete flat top tornado shelters are an excellent choice for those who want a shelter without the berm that the slope front unit provides. We remove all of the excess dirt from the installation at no additional charge. This unit comes in 2 sizes, medium 5′ x 7′ x 6’2 and the large 6’8 x 10 x 6’2. A boom truck is needed for all units, so there will need to be a minimum of 9’W and 13’H of clearance.

  • Meet/Exceeds FEMA 320, 361 and ICC 500 protocols
  • Certified Test Results (Texas Tech Wind, Science, Engineering, & Debris Impact Test)
  • Handrail and 5 non-slip steps for easy access
  • 8″ wind turbine and 6″ vent for ventilation
  • Reinforced with steel rebar and fiber mesh and poured with 6000 lb psi concrete
  • Can be decoratively stamped and/or stained at an additional charge