NEED A TORNADO SHELTER?
On the basis of 40 years of tornado history, the United States has been divided into four zones
that reflect the number and strength of extreme windstorms.
has experienced the most and the strongest tornado activity. Wind Zones In The United States Map is provided by
FEMA. For more information go to www.fema.gov.
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Zone III has
experienced significant tornado activity and includes coastal areas that are susceptible to hurricanes.
It is very
important to note that if you live in a high risk area, extreme winds will occur and a precast reinforced concrete structure
can help protect you and your family from injury or death caused by the dangerous forces of extreme winds.
Landfall Map provided
by the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration or NOAA
. Click the link for more information on hurricane information and safety preparedness. |
DO YOU NEED A HURRICANE SHELTER?
home is safe in hurricane force winds. Statistics have shown that hurricane force winds can travel many miles inland as the
following chart shows. This chart represents a CAT4 Hurricane traveling at 25 miles per hour and the miles inland winds can
OF INLAND WINDS
Zone 1 Red - >110kt (127mph)
Zone 2 Light Red - >95kt (109mph)
Zone 3 Dark Pink - >80kt (92mph)
4 Light Pink - >64kt (74mph)
Zone 5 Yellow - >50kt (58mph)
Zone 6 Blue - >34kt (39mph)