Extreme windstorms can damage or destroy structures and turn debris into dangerous or deadly projectiles. They are capable of causing serious harm and devastating entire communities in seconds.
A safe room provides protection from high winds and flying debris. Consider building a safe room in the basement, an interior room on the first floor, or on a concrete slab-on-grade foundation or garage floor. Safe room designs should meet or exceed the ICC (International Code Council)-500 Storm Shelter Standard.
Learn more about protection from extreme wind from the Wind Science and Engineering Research Center