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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Storm Shelter

local storm shelter

One day last week, I decided to drive by the lake that is in town. I was too ill .to get out, so I thought I would just drive through and look. The five shelters above are new, right near the Senior Center. This is a surprise to me. I have never seen this type shelter. Have you?


 
As I drove further, I realized they are connected. I think I might rather die than be stuffed in with many people. Maybe I won't ever get to make that choice...lol.  I figure the people in charge would not let an old lady out. 


Your turn
Have you ever seen this type of storm shelter?

16 comments:

  1. Wow, I've never seen that but I think you can count yourself lucky to live near it. Your tax dollars at work, anyway. ; ) You'll have to ask around about them. Maybe your library has a copy of the towns local what's-going-on-guide so you can catch up. I wonder if they go underground at all? Hmmm......

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    1. Bonnie,
      Th thing is, I don't live near it. I would have to decide to spend hours waiting in it for the bad weather. I will go online to see what's up. I wondered about the underground part, too.

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  2. I saw the state was installing those at various locations.

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  3. Never have seen these before. Looks like a good idea with all the tornados lately. I have been thinking about you during all this terrible weather and hoping you are not getting slammed with it.

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    1. tana50,
      Until yesterday, I only got drizzle or a short rain shower. Yesterday, we got a long thunderstorm. It seems we got lucky everyday. Thanks.

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  4. Never seen one of those, but that's a great idea for people who may not have access to a shelter (if they could get there in time). I know I used to worry living in an apartment (3rd floor no less) in a tornado prone area. I have a basement now, and that reminds me - I need to put together my emergency kit to store in the basement.

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    1. tlc,
      Don't forget things for the dogs! Third floor would make me nervous.

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  5. There has to be something scientific to their design that makes them "safe." They don't look the least bit sturdy. Interesting...

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    1. Cherdo,
      That was exactly my thought about the safety and sturdiness.

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    1. I have not figured that out yet. I will report back.

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  7. I wonder how many people they are designed to hold. And for how long.
    Sad that they are needed.

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    1. EC,
      I know nothing right now. If we did not have tornadoes, we would not need them. This is right near a lake, so I wonder if flooding might be a problem at the shelter. Tomorrow, I will call around.

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  8. The photo doesn't tell me much about the actual size of the shelter. If a really bad storm was coming. I think I very well might head over that way. I would much rather hunker down with strangers in any sort of shelter than loose my life. People are always talking about how they would never live in California because of earthquakes. Seriously? When have you ever heard of any major damage to California because of an earthquake? At least with a storm you guys receive a WARNING.

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    1. Janet,
      I was wishing there were a person or car for scale! The people who would go there would be dirty folk, smokers who reeked, dogs and cats. I heard you could only stand, no sitting. Besides, I have a basement and other options. The walk to the shelter would kill me.

      Houses falling down and interstates falling down seems major and with no warning. CA scares me. Of course, OK seems scary, too.

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