April 20, 2011
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.
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.