Shelter from the storm

Odessa American- So how do Permian Basin residents find shelter from the storm? While a handful finds safety from tornadoes and other violent storms in tornado shelters, another option finding favor with some homeowners are safe rooms, according to Dr. Ernst Kiesling, a professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Texas Tech University in Lubbock.

When dark, ominous storm clouds tower in the Permian Basin sky and the blustery wind carries the unmistakable smell of an approaching thunderstorm, nothing can bring the peace of mind like knowing there is a safe place to ride out the storm.

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So how do Permian Basin residents find shelter from the storm? While a handful finds safety from tornadoes and other violent storms in tornado shelters, another option finding favor with some homeowners are safe rooms, according to Dr. Ernst Kiesling, a professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Texas Tech University in Lubbock.

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