Tornado Safe Room Showcase

3D rendering of a concrete safe room. The concrete walls of the safe room are reinforced with steel reinforcing bars from the foundation to the concrete roof deck. (FEMA)

CMU safe room under construction. The CMU walls of the safe room are fully grouted and reinforced with steel reinforcing bars from the foundation to the concrete roof deck. (FEMA, P-320, 2014)

This safe room remained standing after an EF5 tornado, and was also a walk-in closet for the master bedroom. (FEMA, P-320, 2014)

This safe room was constructed as an addition to a slab-on-grade home in a way that matches the aesthetics of the home. (FEMA, P-320, 2014)

Concrete safe rooms provide the shelter from disasters. (FEMA, P-908, 2012)

Cross section of a concrete safe room (reinforcement shown for illustrative purposes only). (FEMA, P-320, 2014)

This safe room remained standing after an EF5 tornado. The photo shows the safe room after the event, after debris had been cleared away. (FEMA, P-320, 2014)

Concrete safe room plans and details. (FEMA, P-320, 2014)

Interior of a concrete safe room. (FEMA)

Exterior of a concrete safe room. (FEMA)

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