microburst

What is a Microburst?

When returning home last night from a safe room installation in Mountain Brook, a suburb of Birmingham, Alabama, I experienced what I’m pretty sure was a Microburst. It was dark and I had about an hour drive home, when I noticed the lightening in the distance. This didn’t seem so unusual to me because we…

fiberglass storm shelters

Why I Love Fiberglass Storm Shelters

Why I love Fiberglass Storm Shelters.  Typically, in the winter months in the southeast our ground doesn’t freeze, but it does stay very wet.  What comes to mind when thinking about boats?  Fiberglass and water.  It makes sense that most boats are made of fiberglass, because fiberglass and water get along. Fiberglass storm shelters make…

warranty

Understanding Warranties

When you buy a new product, you expect a company to have a warranty on it. However, you might not understand exactly what kind of warranty you are getting. As a consumer, the type of warranty a product has should be something you check before you buy. There is a world of difference between a…

Tornado Warning Signs

Here are 10 less familiar warning signs and tips for preparing once a tornado is imminent: Know the difference between a tornado watch and a warning. A watch means tornadoes are possible in and near the watch area, the Red Cross reports. A warning means a tornado has been sighted or indicated by weather radar.…