May 26, 2011
Gloria Jones climbed out of a relative’s storm shelter in an Oklahoma City suburb on Wednesday night and saw only rubble where the house used to be.
Eight people and two dogs had packed into that shelter, dodging a tornado that killed at least 10 people.
As soon as she gets over the shock of the disaster and helps her neighbors get back on their feet, she will order a shelter for her own house.
Perhaps less than 3 percent of the homes in the United States have storm shelters, said Ernst Kiesling, a professor of civil engineering at Texas Tech University and executive director of the National Storm Shelter Association.