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What to Do in a Home Without a Basement During a Tornado?

One of the safest places to be during a tornado is in your basement. However, not everyone in the Ozarks has access to a basement. When the Joplin tornado struck, for instance, a majority of the city’s residents were without a...

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How Can I Make My Home Safer During a Tornado?

When designing or planning a new home in the Midwest, tornado-resistant construction practices can be an essential part of ensuring safety for your family. With the potential of wind speeds in excess of 200 miles per hour, no home can...

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Developing a Safety Plan for Tornado Weather

Although tornadoes can occur with no warning, there are still ways you can prepare and protect your family when they hit. Creating a safety plan that you and your family can follow and practice will ensure your family is prepared to...

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What Is the Safest Room in a House During a Tornado?

When you live in southern Missouri, it is important to be educated and prepared in case of a sudden tornado. Everyone should know the most secure place in their home or apartment, so they can stay safe during dangerous storms. Today,...

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How Does a Stronghold Storm Shelter Protect Against Tornados?

Tornados are an unfortunate reality for those of us living in the Midwest. Those with a basement or storm shelter built into their home are likely aware that these are often the safest places to go if a tornado strikes. However,...

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How Much Should You Pay For A Storm Shelter?

  When you buy a storm shelter, there are several different aspects of the buying process that may increase your potential price. If you want your storm shelter to fit your home or business’s needs, Stronghold Safe Rooms lists...

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Above Ground Vs Below Ground Storm Shelters

If you’re considering purchasing a storm shelter for your home or business, did you know that there are two different types? Above ground shelters and below ground shelters are the two most popular types of storm shelters, and each...

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Questions To Answer When Buying A Safe

  With such a wide variety of makes and models, there are some questions you need to ask yourself before investing in a home safe. In this Stronghold blog, we endeavor to help you look at some of the questions that need to be...

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Documents To Store In A Safe Pt. 2

Throughout life, you will accumulate quite a few important documents. Though it may be tempting to just put them in your desk drawer, the best place for them is in a secure safe. In a previous blog, we listed several things that should...

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Stronghold: What Are Essential Items For Your Storm Shelter?

If a serious storm hits, you want to make sure your storm shelter is fully stocked with all of the necessary things to keep you all safe. This Stronghold blog offers tips for how to keep your storm shelter equipped with all of the...

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