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How to Design a Tornado Safe Room

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Tornado safe rooms are the best way to be protected against tornado ripping forces. These tornado safe rooms can be build over a new house, retrofitted into an existing structure or prepare on room to act as a safe room.

FEMA has developed some design guidelines that will help you create that safe room protecting life and property under tornado conditions. These design guide must be customized and evaluated for each particular condition.

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