What’s the best way to protect against a Huntsville tornado?

huntsville tornado shelter” alt=”huntsville tornado shelter” src=”http://huntsvilletornadoshelters.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/tornado-rising-behind-first-baptist-church-264bb95810e6b2d1-300×225.jpg” width=”300″ height=”225″>For anyone who’s lived in Huntsville or the surrounding areas for any length of time, you know that Huntsville tornadoes do pop up from time to time.  The question is, how do you best protect yourself from a Huntsville tornado?

First of all, as we’ve seen in late spring of 2011, the only real safe place to be when a tornado comes through is underground.  When a strong tornado comes through with winds approaching 200 miles an hour – F5 strength – which again we just witnessed, no residential building or structure can really sustain those kinds of winds.  In some cases in that strong storm we saw foundations of houses wiped completely clean.

So underground is where you want to be.  The next question has to do with the types of underground shelters available.  Not only do you need to take into consideration price and construction quality and strength but some other factors you may not have thought of:

  • Electrical conductivity (preferably non-conductive when water and electricity are present, ie, lightning)
  • Permeability (porous) – some materials allow moisture to seep in, creating an environment that can lead to mildew and mold, odors, bugs, etc.  You may hesitate to use your shelter if you’re more afraid or unsure of what’s in it

Now, to be honest, doing something to protect yourself during a storm is better than nothing – it would be better to lie down than to just stand up.  But, why not give yourself the peace of mind knowing that you and your family will be safe when the next huntsville tornado or severe weather hits?

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