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Blueprints for your own safe room

I’ve been fascinated by the concept of safe rooms ever since I saw the Jodie Foster movie, “Panic Room,’ but alas, every room in my home as a window, and a BIG window at that.  So, you can imagine how delighted I was to discover official FEMA blueprints for creating my own safe room!  There are plenty of steps I can take, in spite of having those vulnerable windows.  Check out the blueprints here.   FEMA’s focus is protection from severe storms and natural disasters, but a safe room is also safe from bad guys.

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(4) Readers Comments

  1. Tornado Alley is a perfect place to want a safe room, or storm room. Just be sure you don't pack it full as a storage room. You don't want to be tossing things out to make room for you with an F4 tornado barreling down on you, or bad guys already sneaking around the dining room.

  2. We really want one. DH got a book on how to make one. I'll try to post the name sometime soonish.

    • I made one. Best part about mine, is it is hidden but still visible to those that know where it is.

  3. I live in a concrete home, so essentially, the whole house is a safe room. But the basement is exceptionally safe with the suspended concrete first floor as the ceiling. Creating the safe room in a basement when building your house is a great way to go. You can easily build the safe room under a porch or under the garage to utilize the concrete floor of the first floor.
    *TIP* When building your safe room, make sure the door swings INTO the room. If debris falls outside of the room you can still open the door into the room to get out.

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