Since the storm, several clients in the Birmingham and Tuscaloosa areas have come to me for information on storm shelters. Those that have done the research know that there is a lot of information out there.
From rebates to structural specifications, it can be a little daunting trying to make heads or tails of the necessary requirements for one of these structures.
We just began a storm room today and decided to make sure the room was dual purpose during non-storm times. The client is going to use the shelter as a closet and for pepper jelly storage.
It’s always a good idea to at least consider utilizing space that is easy to get to (master closets, powder rooms, etc.)
When you finally do decide on your safe room, make sure that it has some of these essentials:
- Canned goods
- Helmets (bicycle, football…anything to protect the old noggin)
- Dry Food
- Weather radio
- Buckets (think about it)