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FEMA Safe Rooms Provide Protection During Storms

Having a Federal Emergency Management Agency Safe Room in your home or business can help provide near-absolute protection for your family or employees during extreme weather events such as tornadoes or hurricanes, but safe rooms must be built correctly to ensure occupants are protected from injury or death...
July 17, 2015

Having a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Safe Room in your home or business can help provide near-absolute protection for your family or employees during extreme weather events such as tornadoes or hurricanes, but safe rooms must be built correctly to ensure occupants are protected from injury or death.

In the FEMA publication, "Taking Shelter from the Storm: Building a Safe Room for Your Home or Small Business," FEMA provides specifications on how to properly design and build a safe room. These guidelines offered in this publication must be met to be considered a FEMA safe room. This document also outlines how to modify a home or business to add a safe room to an existing space.

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