Protecting your family from a tornado

Protecting your family from a tornado

So many have a fear of tornadoes and for a very good reason. These storms have the ability to destroy property and take lives. The good news is you can protect your family from these violent storms. By purchasing an F5 Storm Shelter you will see the quality that our tornado shelters provide. Purchasing a tornado shelter is one of the best investments you can make to ensure the safety of your family. Throughout the process, our team will guide you in your decision making process. Our installation team can show you after the sale how to operate the storm shelter and can make suggestions for essential supplies.

The way to ensure survival is to get a storm shelter that meets or exceeds all the FEMA guidelines. To ensure a company is reputable make sure they have had their storm shelter tested at Texas Tech’s Wind Institute. At F5 Storm Shelters all of our storm shelter models have been tested and passed the rigorous testing standards at Texas Tech.

At F5 Storm Shelters we offer a variety of tornado shelters for whatever needs you may have. We offer concrete outdoor cellars, garage floor models along with concrete and steel saferooms. Come into either our Tulsa or Oklahoma City storefronts to see the models in person. Our team will give a free no-hassle consultation at your home to help you decide which model is best suited for your needs.

SATISFIED CUSTOMERS:

With an A+ BBB rating and thousands of satisfied customers we will go the extra mile to put you at ease with the installation process. We have perfected the process and are usually out of your home in under 8 hours for even our largest storm shelter. Please refer to our website www.f5stormsheltersok.com for photos or see many more photos and customer testimonials on Facebook:

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F5 Storm Shelters of Tulsa F5 Storm Shelters of OKC
10846 S Memorial Drive #112 16524 N Pennsylvania
Tulsa, OK 74133 Edmond, OK 73012
918-970-4770 (405) 824-7209

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OTTAWA COUNTY RESIDENTS!

OTTAWA COUNTY RESIDENTS!

To any citizens of Ottawa County, The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management was awarded a $235,625 grant from FEMA, which will help cover the cost to build up to 115 individual safe rooms / storm shelters for your residents. Through this individual Safe Room Rebate Program, homeowners have the opportunity of purchasing a FEMA approved safe room / storm shelter for their property and be reimbursed for it. In order to qualify for the program, applicants must own their own home and a flood survey must show that they are not inside of a flood plain. Storm shelters cannot be built in a flood zone due to hazard issues. Residents who are granted the rebate have three years to build a safe room in order to be reimbursed by FEMA. Qualified residents who applied may be reimbursed up to 75 percent of the cost of installing the shelter, or a maximum price up to $2,000. The remaining 25 percent will be the responsibility of the homeowner. The Homeowner has the choice of installing an underground storm shelter or an above ground safe room. Anyone wishing to be reimbursed for their shelter must be approved and funded before installing a safe room / storm shelter, otherwise they will not be reimbursed. The rebate program is open to every individual household in the county, excluding households within Miami city limits, due to recent grants awarded in the area. The city of Miami was already granted twice through this rebate program, this one is for everyone in the county outside of Miami city limits.

Congratulations to everybody that has received funding from this program. If you have any questions about storm shelters, you can call our Tulsa location and they can assist you. We would love to help your family stay safe from Oklahoma’s severe weather. Stay Alive, Call F5!

F5 Storm Shelters of Tulsa
10846 S. Memorial Dr. #112
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74133

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Tulsa & OKC State Fair Special!

Tulsa & OKC State Fair Special!

Tulsa and Oklahoma City State Fair Every year we make the trek to the Oklahoma City and Tulsa State Fair. This represents the best time to get a storm shelter for price consideration and for  scheduling availability. We offer every type of storm shelter imaginable. From our popular garage floor models, to the above ground safe room, for those who can’t or don’t want to navigate
stairs. Additionally, we offer our outdoor storm cellars that offer superior room for the price. Whatever your needs are, we can accommodate you. Unlike many booth operators, we have physical locations in both the Tulsa and
Oklahoma City markets. That means you are dealing with a company you can trust and count on to be there tomorrow. A guarantee is as only as good as those who back it. Our stellar BBB rating shows how hard we work to go the extra mile. Come see us at the state fair and secure the best deal for a storm shelter.

In case you are interested in purchasing a storm shelter, but don’t have the time to make it out to either fair this year, don’t worry. We are offering our State Fair rates to all customers until the conclusion of the Tulsa State Fair on Sunday, October 11th. Call us if you have any questions about installations or if you want to know our State Fair rates.

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Tulsa (918) 970-4770 Stay Alive, Call F5!

 

Do you want a FREE Safe Room??

Do you want a FREE Safe Room??

 

 

F5 Storm Shelters is again partnering with AAA and The Sports Animal to give one lucky winner a free above ground safe room. Registration is easy, just follow the link below and enter some basic information like Name, Address, Email, and Date of Birth for your chance to win. Want to better your odds at winning? You can register for the drawing once a day for the next month! The more you enter, the better chance you have at winning! It’s that simple.

This giveaway is for one of out 4×4 size above ground safe rooms. This specific storm shelter can hold 4-6 people easily. These are really good options for elderly people who maybe can’t get down steps very easily or people in wheelchairs. Think of them like steel closets. All you have to do is open the door and walk inside. How easy is that?

Our above ground storm shelters are the best in Oklahoma. We don’t just do the bare minimum like most companies. We try to exceed FEMA guidelines by 50%  during every aspect of the fabrication process. This means thicker steel, more ventilation cut outs, more anchor bolts anchoring the shelter into your slab,  more bolts securing the door, and an interior designed skeleton support system for more protection from flying debri. Our safe rooms have also received a passing grade from Texas Tech University’s Wind Institute in Lubbock, Texas. Nobody has ever been injured or killed in an above ground unit that has received a passing grade from this institution and either meets or exceeds FEMA guidelines, which ours easily exceeds.

Hurry up and register for your chance to win the best above ground storm shelter on the market! Don’t forget to come back daily. One vote per day per person. Contest ends on October 12th, 2015. Good luck!

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

 

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How to Make Sure You Are Never Trapped Inside of Your Storm Shelter

How to Make Sure You Are Never Trapped Inside of Your Storm Shelter

A lot of people in Oklahoma are scared of tornadoes, and for good reason. The power and force can level houses from their slab in just seconds. One quick thought though, where does all that debri go? It doesn’t just disappear. What happens if I am inside my storm shelter and items thrown from the tornado have fallen on top of it? Will I be trapped inside?? The thought of being trapped inside of a storm shelter for an extended period of time is sometimes a more scary thought then the tornado itself.  Can this type of thing really happen? What are the chances I would ever be trapped inside of my storm shelter? First thing you always need to remember is that almost anything is possible during a tornado. All you can do is make sure your family is as prepared as possible for whenever severe weather strikes. Although it is possible for debri to smash into the lids of your shelter, limiting you from being able to open it, the chances of this happening are very small. Even though the chances are small, we wanted to give you a list of things you can do to help prevent ever being trapped inside of your storm shelter.

 

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1. Keep your complimentary come along jack inside your storm shelter

At F5 Storm Shelters , we supply every storm shelter we install with a 2 ton come along jack. You can use this to help pull the front lid open in case there are heavy objects covering the top of the lids, or an object has hit the lids, denting the min, limiting you from being able to manually open the lid. This should be inside your shelter at all times. If you have trouble using it, there should be an instruction pamphlet inside the box the jack comes in. You can also pull up different videos on Youtube. Make sure you know how to use the jack before you actually have to use the jack. Sounds obvious, but alot of people just put the thing in the shelter and never look at it again until seeking shelter sometime in the future.

 

2. Let friends and family know you have a storm shelter and where it’s located

The more people that know where you are the better. If there is a tornado in your area, chances are some of your friends or family are going to know you live close by. In the event of being trapped inside the storm shelter, the more people that know where you are the better. Make sure your neighbors know you have a shelter as well and if they don’t have their own storm shelter, be kind and let them know where they can buy one ; )

 

3. Keep your car parked on top of the shelter

The underground garage storm shelters are designed so that you can park a car on top of them and still have enough room to be able to get inside them without having to back the car out of the garage. The primary reason this important is because it limits you from having to move your car during the tornado. Also, if a tornado doesn’t hit your exact location, it could still hail and who wants to pay a $500 or $1000 deductible for no reason? With the car being parked over the storm shelter, this helps acts as a shield. All the debri that would fall on top of the storm shelter will instead fall on top of the car and fall off the sides. This should allow you room to get out of your shelter in the event of a direct hit.

 

4. Register your storm shelter!

Most people that get a storm shelter installed at their property have to file for a permit with their city. After the shelter is installed, you should be able to call a number listed on the permit to register your storm shelter. This makes sure that in case of a direct hit, first responders will know where you are and will be checking in with you to make sure you are ok. If you live outside of city limits or in a place that doesn’t require a permit for a storm shelter installation, you can call your closest fire department. Usually they can register the shelter for you at no charge.

 

Don’t let claustrophobia or the fear of being trapped limit you from having a storm shelter. Tornado shelters have saved thousands of lives and are a necessity for anybody living in Oklahoma. Although Tornadoes are very destructive and unpredictable, it is very unlikely that you will ever be trapped inside of one. If you have any questions about this topic, don’t hesitate to give us a call. WE would love to help you feel more at ease.

 

F5 Storm Shelters  OKC 16524 N. Pennsylvania Ave. Edmond, Ok 73012 (405) 824-7209

Tulsa 10846 S. Memorial Dr. Tulsa, Ok 74133 (918) 970-4770

Stay Alive, Call F5!