Tornado Safe Rooms Take Center Stage at Local Event Public Safety Awareness Day

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Sioux City, Iowa – On July 28, 1999, Lite-Form workers demonstrated the ease of constructing a tornado safe room. The cement-filled, foam-formed walls are reinforced with steel rebar and may be built into new housing or added inside or outside to existing structures at a relatively low cost. Its construction is simple enough that it can be built by do-it-yourselfers.

All photos by Dave Gatley, FEMA News Photo

Lite-Form workers assemble the roof panels which will have rebar and cement to cover them. 
Lite-Form workers assemble the roof panels which will have rebar and cement to cover them.

 

 

 

Lite-Form workers prepare the roofing with rebar prior to pouring cement. 
Lite-Form workers prepare the roofing with rebar prior to pouring cement.

 

 

 

 

Lloyd Lynn looks at the display of damages brought by tornadoes displayed on the interior walls of this display safe room built by Lite-Form. 
Lloyd Lynn looks at the display of damages brought by tornadoes displayed on the interior walls of this display safe room built by Lite-Form.

Last Updated: 
08/20/2014 - 08:10
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