A Different Type of Tragedy in Pilger, NE
Most people will remember the infamous Pilger twin tornado tragedy that caused the deaths of two people, and tore an entire house from the ground, flinging it hundreds of feet. During the rebuilding process, it has come to the town’s attention that the FEMA regulations regarding flood insurance for those residing in a flood plain, which Pilger happens to be in, do not allow basements to be built. The problem is that many people’s lives were saved during the twin tornado disaster, as they used their basements as tornado shelters. Without them, the death toll would be much higher. Anyone that wishes to rebuild their home with a basement could potentially have to pay almost $10,000 a year for a flood plain insurance policy, and those that rebuild without their basement lose property value as well as a tornado shelter. This is an issue for hundreds of communities across the nation, but fortunately, other options exist that are less costly than insurance, and are more protective than basements.
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Life-Saving Tornado Shelter Options
US Safe Room is a premiere provider of tornado shelters and other life-saving products. If you are not allowed to have a basement, can’t afford to build one, or desire safety beyond that of which a basement can provide, take a look at our safe room product. For Pilger residents, it would be cheaper than paying for the costly flood plain insurance year after year, and for anyone else, investing in your family’s protection is a great idea regardless. Our safe rooms are customizable to your desires. For example, you can build a one person safe room with secure storage lockers, or you can build a tornado shelter for a large family and a number of friends. For more information, give us a call at (888) 588-6751, and speak to an expert team member about your options!