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Taking Shelter From the Storm

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Every year, tornadoes, hurricanes and other extreme windstorms injure and kill people, and cause millions of dollars worth of property damage. Building a safe room, or shelter, inside your home or small business can help provide “near-absolute protection” for you, your family, or employees from injury or death caused by the dangerous forces of extreme winds. A safe room designed and constructed to prescriptive designs found in FEMA publication 320, Taking Shelter From the Storm: Building a Safe Room Inside Your Home or Small Business, Edition 3, July 2008, will meet or exceed the International Code Council (ICC) residential and small community shelter design criteria.
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