Just this past weekend, our area was hit with a severe storm that left 10,000 residents without power. Many believe the common misconception that the foothills, mountains, and farther inland from the shore are safe from tropical storms and tornadoes. This is false. Every state in the country has been hit with a tornado, it’s just that some are hit more frequently than others. Here in North Carolina, we’ve had our fair share of storms that have destroyed large amounts of property and ruined many lives. It is not as often that we receive severe storms in the High Country, but it still happen on occasion.
The National Weather Service is still investigating whether or not a tornado touched down in Lenoir. There were evacuations in Caldwell county, where a mobile home community was in danger due to high winds and debris. The last reports from local low enforcement ensure there were no serious injuries. There were wind advisories in the same areas on into Monday morning, when schools were delayed until the wind gusts had subsided.
Hurricane Nate and All His Friends
The National Weather Service reports that Hurricane Nate was responsible for the severe storms in our area. The Gulf Coast was hit by Nate much harder than Western North Carolina however, with severe power outages all through the area. It’s unfortunate the onslaught of severe storms and hurricanes that area has received this season. It’s been an atypical season to say the least, with record breaking rain falls, unprecedented property damage, and seemingly no end in sight. Nate was also the first hurricane to hit Mississippi since 2005. Luckily, it was a category 1 when it made landfall in the continental states. The video below is dashcam footage from a police officer who reported what may have been a tornado.
Preparing For The Worst with a Panelized Kit
We cannot change the weather, but we can brace ourselves for the devastation. When it comes to preparing yourself for severe storms, tornadoes, home intruders, states of emergency, tc., then a safe room is where you want to invest. Our affordable, custom location safe rooms are top of the line in all industry standards. Our mission is to give you what you need to protect your family. If you need custom specifications for a specific purpose then call in to speak with a building advisors. Our engineers can design safe rooms for just about any purpose, but it may affect the price depending upon what you need.
If the video above wasn’t proof enough, even the mountains and foothills of North Carolina are susceptible to tornadoes. The truth of it is, you’re not really safe anywhere you go. If you’re unsure of where to start when it comes to safe rooms, below is one of our most basic panelized kits. There’s also an option to have our installers construct your safe room with another product, the storm shelter, or underground bunker.
Our premium steel shelters are also life-saving Tornado Shelters that can protect your family or employees from severe weather events. High wind and tornadic activity has been increasing in intensity and frequency over the past few decades. Protect those you care about with a safe room, and customize it into a multi-use room that is as functional as it is practical. In the event of an emergency, these shelters can provide life-saving protection for employees and customers. A structure from U.S. Safe Room could be the best investment in security you ever make. Your employees and customers will respect you for thinking ahead about their safety.
Above Ground Safe Room Features and Benefits
- Customizable to any size, to accommodate any number of people
- Quick construction and cost-effective installation
- Units can be installed by a professional or D.I.Y.
- Provides Protection against burglary
- Provides Protection against natural disasters
- Provides Protection for your valuables
- Provides Protection for family, neighbors, employees, and coworkers
- Peace of mind
Designed, engineered, and manufactured to FEMA 320, FEMA 361, and ICC 500 Standards. Our storm shelters were tested and certified by Texas Tech National Wind Institute in strict accordance to FEMA 320 (2014), FEMA 361 (2015), and ICC-500 (2014) standards for wind rated impact of 250 mph ground speed tornado events.