Tornado 'Safe Room' Information Available

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Release date: 
March 19, 1999
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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Residents of tornado-prone areas can get information from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) about how to build a "safe room" in their homes that can provide protection against deadly tornadoes. The 25-page illustrated FEMA publication, Taking Shelter from the Storm: Building a Safe Room Inside Your House , outlines the basics of in-house safe room shelter design, including construction plans, materials and construction cost estimates.

The publication, but not the construction plans, can be downloaded from the FEMA Web site ( The publication, along with the construction plans (FEMA Publication 320) can be ordered from FEMA Publications at 1-888-565-3896.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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