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Public and Community Safe Rooms

In areas subject to extreme-wind events, building owners, schools, hospitals, neighborhood associations, and others responsible for public safety should consider building a community safe room.

Since wind hazards (such as those associated with tornadoes and hurricanes) vary throughout the United States, the decision to build a safe room is largely based on the magnitude of the wind hazard in a given area and on the level of risk considered acceptable.

Learn more about building a community safe room:

Guidance for selecting the best available refuge area until a safe room can be constructed:

Community Funding Opportunities

Grants, funding opportunities, and various initiatives are available for communities wishing to build community safe rooms. See the links below for additional information:

Examples and Case Studies

Learn how others have benefited from community and public safe rooms.

Last Updated: 
02/16/2016 - 15:30