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Old 09-18-2008, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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The property that this Underground Shelter is on, is located 40 minutes drive from the Gulf Coast plus its on high ground with good water runoff. , so Gulf surge is not a concern. As for a big tree branch falling on the entrance door to the Shelter; it doesnt look like there are trees near to the Shelter itself. There is an air tube that allows the Shelter oxygen , the hardware from the door on the inside can be undone , and/or , a cell phone will most likely work from within (ill have to make sure about that last one). All in all, I think its a good thing to have for high winds whether they be Tornado or Hurricane. And im sure it was expensive but im glad it is included with the property.
If you get a Cat 4 you can have debris from far away end up on top and your cell phone service will most likely be jammed up for a few days after the storm.
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Old 09-19-2008, 12:43 AM
 
Location: Heartland Florida
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That's nuts. What happens if you cannot get air in there? I was stuck in a house after hurricane Andrew because the doors were blocked, imagine being in that thing. If it floods it may just float out of the ground and end up where? You don't need a shelter if your house is built properly. How about living in a dome home instead? I am confident that any home I build is hurricane and tornado proof. Most likely I am going to be building again this winter, so maybe I should take pics of the process.
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