SOURCE: Survive-a-Storm Shelters

Survive-a-Storm Shelters

June 28, 2011 08:30 ET

Survive-a-Storm Shelters Urges Mandating Storm Shelters in Mobile Home Parks and Modular Communities

Company Reaches Out to State Emergency Management Agencies to Offer Advice

THOMASVILLE, GA--(Marketwire - Jun 28, 2011) - Survive-a-Storm Shelters knows what it takes to respond to disasters. Its parent company, Harbor Homes, LLC has been a leading supplier of disaster housing solutions to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and holds a current, active $153 million contract with DHS to build disaster housing.

According to company spokesperson Matt Williams, "We would much prefer to help individuals, companies, and government to prepare for emergencies than to respond in the aftermath of these often horrific disasters. That's why Survive-a-Storm Shelters applauds efforts to mandate storm shelters in mobile home parks and modular communities throughout those states that are affected by tornadoes and other sudden adverse weather conditions."

Survive-a-Storm Shelters is making its presence known to disaster management officials throughout Tornado Alley, offering to come speak to community groups, disaster preparedness and response teams, and to anyone who would like to learn more about the range of available sheltering options which includes underground residential storm shelters for private use, commercial big box storm shelters for use in high traffic retail applications, underground and above ground community storm shelters, and even above ground safe rooms. According to Survive-a-Storm Vice President Matthew Batson, "There is a lot of misinformation floating around out there right now, and there are lots of fly-by-night companies selling so-called storm shelters. The public should be wary and should look at a manufacturer's credentials before making snap decisions that could cost them their lives in a disaster." Among Survive-a-Storm's recommendations are to ask to see evidence that a manufacturer's storm shelter has passed Texas Tech's grueling tests, that their tornado shelters are FEMA 320 or 361 compliant, and that the shelters adhere to ICC 500 standards.

Public administrators are facing unprecedented requests for more information about storm shelters, and Survive-a-Storm has responded by offering to speak at public forums and information sessions. Survive-a-Storm Shelters has also posted extensive information on its website at Additional information may be obtained and speaking engagements arranged by calling (229) 226-0911.

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    Matt Williams
    Harbor Homes, LLC
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    U.S. Phone: +229 234 2911