Murphysboro, Illinois has suffered more fatalities from a single storm than any other city.
March 18, 1925–a time when most of us weren’t even glimmers in our grandfathers’ eyes. A tornado struck the Plains states with winds in excess of 300 mph. The damage? 695 people dead. More than 2000 injuries. 15,000 Plains homes destroyed. Entire towns reduced to the crumbled remains of the citizens’ lives.
With no warning issued, residents had to rely on visuals–but even that was unreliable, as the tornado had turned into a “black wall of debris that caught people off-guard”; they were effectively helpless against the storm.
But now we have radios, televisions, and so much more. We’re able to communicate the intensity of a storm with ease. We have more warning, and better time for preparation. But what we don’t have is immortality. We don’t have a way to stop the storm from barreling into our homes. All we have is that one final and best defense against the dangers of tornadoes.
Don’t be caught off-guard by a tornado. Today, we have safe rooms.
Tornado safe rooms are engineered by dedicated professionals whose goal is to bring you the highest available protection against tornado dangers. There are a number of resources at your disposal to get a timely warning of a tornado–television and radio services, social media and online news–but just knowing about the tornado isn’t enough. Tornado safe rooms not only bring peace of mind to you and your family; they provide the ultimate protection for you, your family, your pets, and your precious heirlooms.
Are you ready for the storm? Remember, tornadoes have even been known to happen in December, so it’s never too early to get a safe room for your home or place of business. A custom-built safe room can be constructed above-ground or underground–we have a safe room for everyone.
Visit our homepage and take the first step to protect your family against tornado hazards.