Safe Shelter Options, Which One's Best for You?

Published 05/02 2014 05:57PM

Updated 05/02 2014 06:30PM

AROUND ARKANSAS-- Do you and your family have a plan for where to go in severe weather? Many are asking that question ahead of our next dangerous storm.

Storm shelters for your home are an option and there are several to choose from, including in-ground shelters, to 'build it yourself' kits, and shelters built right in your home. So how do you know how to choose the right one?

"Ground ones are easier because you don't have to reconfigure your home, come in dig a hole in the ground install it. Most vendors say they can install in one day," says Civil Engineer, Dr. Charles Camp.

But make sure to do your research. Arkansas and Mississippi offer financial help for residential storm shelters. FEMA also has an in-depth safe room website, covering everything from proper size to where to build it, to the cost. Click here for more information.

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