Tornadoes spark interest in shelters

Courierpostonline.com - Buyers should look for a seal from the National Storm Shelter Association, based at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. NSSA certifies that a shelter conforms to safety standards, says Ernst Kiesling, professor of civil engineering at Texas Tech and NSSA’s executive director.

Written by Jaryn Jones

The wave of tornadoes and storms that brought death and destruction across the South and Mid-Atlantic has triggered another surge: inquiries to companies that specialize in storm shelters.

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Buyers should look for a seal from the National Storm Shelter Association, based at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. NSSA certifies that a shelter conforms to safety standards, says Ernst Kiesling, professor of civil engineering at Texas Tech and NSSA’s executive director.

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