Developing a Safety Plan for Tornado Weather

Tornado Safety Plan on a Notepad

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 react quickly and safely during a storm. Today, the team at Stronghold Safe Rooms will discuss how to develop … Read More

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

Home after a tornado hits

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, the Stronghold Safe Rooms team will discuss some of the factors you should consider when you decide on your … Read More

Stronghold: What Is A Debris Impact Test?

Image of tornado forming over a road and field

Tornadoes can cause serious damage. This means that when you’re buying a storm shelter to protect your family, you want to make sure that it will actually do its job. The Debris Impact Test was created to make sure that storm shelters could withstand the power of a tornado. This Stronghold blog explores what exactly a Debris Impact Test is … Read More

How a Tornado is Measured

Tornado in field

Have you ever wondered how a tornado is measured? Knowing the general destructiveness of a tornado is a good way to know how dangerous it is and what safety measures need to be taken. Today in the Stronghold Safe Rooms blog, we’ll talk about what is used to measure a tornado. The Fujita Scale In 1971 Tetsuya Fujita, working with … Read More

Look for These Tornado Warning Signs

Dark swirling clouds

Is it a thunderstorm or a tornado? Identifying the signs of a forming tornado isn’t always as simple as it would seem. Spotting the signs too late could result in serious risk to you and your loved ones. In today’s blog, Stronghold shares some examples of tornado warning signs that could help you and your family protect yourselves from an … Read More

What Is the Difference Between Tornado Watches and Warnings?

Tornado on a rural country road.

Do you live in an area that is prone to tornadoes, and you always seem to forget the difference between a tornado watch and a tornado warning? This blog from Stronghold Safe Rooms provides information about the differences between a tornado watch and a tornado warning. If you are looking for more tornado safety information, visit the National Weather Service’s … Read More

What You Need to Know About Tornado Safety

Large tornado destroying landscape and city

A Safety Profile on Tornadoes and Tornado Safety Tornadoes are among the most catastrophic natural disasters on planet Earth. No other weather phenomenon can match their fury and destructive power. Tornadoes can be strong enough to obliterate large buildings or pick up 20-ton railroad cars from the tracks. Today on the Stronghold blog, we take an in-depth look at tornadoes … Read More

Here Are Some Tornado Safety Tips Now That School Is Back In Session

Students forming a line

Tornado Safety Tips Now That School Is Back In Session For some, tornado season brings anxiety. However, if you have lived in Springfield for a while, you have likely come to terms with living in Tornado Alley. While we see the most activity during the spring, the threat of storms still looms through the fall, which can make parents sending … Read More

Here Are Five Tornado Safety Tips For The Fall

Five Tornado Safety Tips For The Fall If you have lived in Missouri for any length of time, you know that tornadoes and storms are always a looming threat. If you really know your stuff, you will start paying attention to the weather a little bit closer when spring rolls around. However, just because spring is over, that doesn’t mean … Read More

Tornado Safety Supplies to Stock in Case of a Tornado

Tornado Safety Supplies

Tornado Safety: Supplies to Have in Case of Emergency A tornado can be a frightening event, but you can rest easier if you know you’re prepared for a tornado emergency. Part of being prepared is having all the supplies you need if a disaster does happen. Today in the Stronghold Safe Room blog, we’ll talk about tornado safety supplies you … Read More