Tornados - Construction of a Safe Room

Tornados
Tornado Safe Room Construction

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    Having a safe room built into your house can help you protect yourself and your family from injury or death caused by the dangerous forces of extreme winds. It can also relieve some of the anxiety created by the threat of an oncoming tornado or hurricane.tornado
     
    FEMA Photo: See CaptionSioux City, IA - Lite-Form workers lift the lightwieght pre-assembled wall section into place over the cement slab foundation. The cement filled foam formed walls will be reinforced with steel rebar and may be built into new housing or added inside or outside to existing structures at a relatively low cost. It's contruction is simple enough that it can be built by do-it-yourselfers. In background (L), the completed shape of a Safe Room can be seen.
    Photo by Dave Gatley/FEMA News Photo
    FEMA Photo: See CaptionSioux City, IA - Lite-Form workers pour cement into the walls of the Safe Room, and will cover the roofing also. The cement filled foam formed walls will be reinforced with steel rebar and may be built into new housing or added inside or outside to existing structures at a relatively low cost. It's contruction is simple enough that it can be built by do-it-yourselfers.
    Photo by Dave Gatley/FEMA News Photo
    FEMA Photo: See CaptionSioux City, IA - The foam sections are so light that they can be easily assembled by one or two people, as these Lite-Form workers illustrate. The cement filled foam formed walls will be reinforced with steel rebar and may be built into new housing or added inside or outside to existing structures at a relatively low cost. Here workers assemble the roof panels which will have rebar and cement covering it. It's contruction is simple enough that it can be built by do-it-yourselfers.
    Photo by Dave Gatley/FEMA News Photo
    FEMA Photo: See CaptionSioux City, IA - The foam sections are so light that they can be easily assembled by one or two people, as this Lite-Form worker illustrates. The cement filled foam formed walls will be reinforced with steel rebar and may be built into new housing or added inside or outside to existing structures at a relatively low cost. It's contruction is simple enough that it can be built by do-it-yourselfers.
    Photo by Dave Gatley/FEMA News Photo
    FEMA Photo: See CaptionSioux City, IA - Lloyd Lynn looks at the display of damages brought by tornadoes displayed on the interior walls of this display "Safe Room" built by Lite-Form. The cement filled foam formed walls are reinforced with steel rebar and may be built into new housing or added to existing structures at a relatively low cost. It's contruction is simple enough that it can be built by do-it-yourselfers.
    Photo by Dave Gatley/FEMA News Photo
    FEMA Photo: See Caption28/7/1999: Sioux City, IA - Lite-Form workers prepare the roofing with rebar prior to pouring cement. The cement filled foam formed walls are reinforced with steel rebar. The Safe Room may be built into new housing or added inside or outside to existing structures at a relatively low cost. It's contruction is simple enough that it can be built by do-it-yourselfers.
    Photo by Dave Gatley/FEMA News Photo
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