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Old 09-18-2008, 04:38 PM
 
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Im going to walkthru a home in the Panhandle that has one of these in the back yard : Cozy Caverns Storm Shelters (http://cozycaverns.com/cozycaverns/About_Cozy_Caverns.html - broken link)

Ill post what it actually looks like inside the Shelter in a second....
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Old 09-18-2008, 04:41 PM
 
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This is a picture inside of it : Cozy Caverns pictures and video (http://cozycaverns.com/cozycaverns/Pictures_and_Videos.html - broken link)
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Old 09-18-2008, 04:42 PM
 
Location: West Palm Beach - Flamingo Park
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This will only be suitable in certain parts of Florida. The water table for most of FLorida would make such a shelter impractical if not impossible to build.
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Old 09-18-2008, 05:05 PM
 
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This will only be suitable in certain parts of Florida. The water table for most of FLorida would make such a shelter impractical if not impossible to build.
You dont build it ; you buy it as a completely built Unit. Its completely waterproof and sealed with Ships sealer -- the stuff that actual commercial ships use. Im willing to bet there are alot of these in Florida ; this is what homeowners need instead of evacuating several times per Hurricane Season as they had to one year not long ago.
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Old 09-18-2008, 06:01 PM
 
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More like "Cozy Coffins" .... you couldn't PAY me to set foot in that - I'll take my chances with the storms! I'm sure they are very expensive, too.
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Old 09-18-2008, 06:06 PM
 
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More like "Cozy Coffins" .... you couldn't PAY me to set foot in that - I'll take my chances with the storms! I'm sure they are very expensive, too.
Ill betcha youd get inside if a Category 4 had you in the crosshairs !
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Old 09-18-2008, 06:09 PM
 
Location: O-Town
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Yes we get tornadoes here but nothing of the magnitude that we would need one of these.

And as for canes the storm surge would kill you if you were under water too long even with that being water proof you will run out of air at some point, I would rather evacuate.
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Old 09-18-2008, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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Ill betcha youd get inside if a Category 4 had you in the crosshairs !
If a Cat 4 was coming you should be out of the area.

The manufacturers of those are playing on peoples fears but they are really only a neccesity in tornando prone areas.

Besides, if you are in one of those and a tree falls across it how do you get out?
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Old 09-18-2008, 09:04 PM
 
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Yes we get tornadoes here but nothing of the magnitude that we would need one of these.

And as for canes the storm surge would kill you if you were under water too long even with that being water proof you will run out of air at some point, I would rather evacuate.
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.
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Old 09-18-2008, 09:08 PM
 
Location: O-Town
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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.

Well hopefully you will never have the need to use it. But if it`s included why not.
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