Going out to the grocery store to stock up on milk and other essentials before a storm is not a complete disaster preparedness plan. Homeowners have a great burden of responsibility to ensure the home is safe as possible for its occupants during those times Mother Nature decides to wreak a little havoc.

Protecting The Outside as Well as the Inside

We tend to focus on the shelter itself when making preparations to survive weather-related and other disasters. Depending on where the home is located, it may be subject to one or more common disaster threats. Those who live in tornado areas often have subterranean shelters to escape the wind and debris. Coastal dwellers are used to boarding up windows and doors and evacuating inland.

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