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What keeps people safer than a tornado shelter? Nothing. And yet where do most tornado fatalities and injuries happen? On the way to seek shelter. Sad to say, most casualties in a tornado are caused by people trapped in a bad place when the storm begins to hit, flying debris being the number one killer in a tornado. You may have grown up hearing that you can get under an interstate overpass to escape the worst of a tornado, or failing all else, lie flat in a ditch, but the plain fact is, anywhere outside is potentially deadly in a twister.
This leads to a great debate among residents of "tornado alley." Local, county, and state governments, looking to minimize fatalities, adopt a "shelter in place" philosophy when it comes to tornado protection, which, if you're fortunate enough to be inside when it hits, often means the hallway of a school or office, maybe a back room or a restaurant bathroom. It's far from perfect, because most above ground structures aren't constructed to be tornado safe, but it's better than going outside to find shelter. Right?
Well, community shelters provide a solution to that problem. They can protect up to 150 people safely, can be attached to a main building to avoid any outdoor trips, and can serve as a normal storage or meeting room when skies are blue. And yet, somehow, many metro communities refuse to build them for their citizens, even when all the legalities of personal protection have been ironed out. "Shelter in place" seems to remain the current philosophy, despite the fact that more and more tornadoes are happening in early afternoon, when few people are at home. Call it global warming or whatever you like, but the fact is more schoolchildren and workers are finding themselves forced into dangerous hallways or substandard storage rooms when the worst happens. Citizens are safer there than being outside, but much less so than being in a well-constructed tornado shelter.
Take the problem into your own hands! Financing is available, and so are several government grants and rebate programs. Your church, school, or other civic organization can chip in and easily make a community shelter a reality for a church full of worshipers, a trailer park of families, a school currently holding hundreds of frightened children. Don't trust that you'll be at home in those normally most heated hours of dusk, when most tornadoes traditionally happen. It's a new world now, with new challenges. Storm Shelters Tulsa can help you meet them.
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