With an average of 1,200 tornadoes touching down in the United States every year, equipping your home with the full spectrum of safety measures is imperative. These precautions, however, do not end with the installation of an above ground storm shelter. Once your tornado shelter is in place, be sure to stock the structure with the following items.


Keep a battery-powered radio on hand to keep updated on the storm’s projection. Listening for weather alerts will inform you on how long to remain in your storm shelter.

A tornado could easily cause a power outage. Keeping multiple flashlights around, including a hand crank model will keep you out of the …