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Mobile Safe Room On Tour

Release date: 
June 10, 2003
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Lenexa, KS -- One of the best ways to protect your family during a severe storm is to build a safe room. Safe Rooms are built using reinforced steel and concrete to form a protective barrier from flying debris during a storm. Safe Rooms can be constructed either above ground or below ground and are anchored to a concrete slab foundation or floor.

Recovery specialists with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will have a mobile safe room on display at the following locations. The Safe Room displays will be open at each location during the month of June from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Schedule for Mobile Safe Room
June 12-15 Lawrence
Home Depot 1910 W 31st Street. Lawrence, KS
June 17-19 Leavenworth
Home Depot 5000 S. 4th Leavenworth, KS
(Eisenhower & Hwy 73)
June 21-23 North Kansas City, MO
5307 Center Mall Kansas City, MO
Antioch Shopping Center parking lot

For those who are unable to view the traveling Safe Room, construction plans are available in the booklet, Taking Shelter From the Storm: Building a Safe Room Inside Your House, FEMA Publication 320, by calling 1-888-565-3896. This booklet contains recommended construction plans for Safe Rooms. The text is also available on the FEMA website

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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