April 12, 2020
Easter 2020 turned out to be a tragic day for many families. A deadly tornado outbreak tore across the South destroying hundreds of homes & businesses and leaving numerous towns with widespread, severe damage. There were more than 60 reports of tornadoes on that Easter Sunday. In one community everything seemed to be destroyed but a concrete safe room still stood.
Our Hausner Concrete Safe Rooms and Storm Shelters are 100% made in Oklahoma. These safe rooms/storm shelters meet FEMA EF5 requirements and are engineered to withstand an EF5 tornado. For over 50 yrs. Hausner has been a leader in the design, manufacturing and installation of precast concrete products. Being based in Oklahoma they understand the term “Tornado Alley”.
Why is Oklahoma in Tornado Alley? Because the Great Plains allow cold air from the Arctic to stream south as warm, humid air comes up from the Gulf of Mexico. When cold air clashes with warm, moist air, supercell tornadoes can form.
What size of safe room/storm shelter do I need to purchase? FEMA recommends 5 square feet of floor space to stand in the shelter while you wait for the storm to pass. However, you will need additional space for chairs, pets, or for an emergency kit with all your essentials like food, water, flashlight, radio, etc.
We have swiftly become one of Oklahoma’s highest volume storm shelter and safe room dealers due to our easy hassle-free process and multiple locations. We carry several different sizes and styles to fit your needs. Our safe rooms and storm shelters have a 10 year warranty against leakage. Financing is available with approved credit. Stop by one of our locations or call us at 580-886-2345 for the most current pricing.