North Carolina Tornado Shelters Selling as Concern Grows

In North Carolina tornado shelters are increasingly on the minds of residents. They had a particularly active season last year including outbreaks of severe weather striking on Christmas Day and the day after. The state has also been hit in January seeing off season damage. The less active seasons can be an even greater risk if people are not prepared as tornados often hit in the middle of the night with little warning. North Carolina is seeing an increased awareness of tornadoes and in turn selling more tornado shelters in the area. The state averages 14 tornados and 2 deaths from the storms each year according to the NOAA.

For people in North Carolina storm shelters of all types are a growing demand among homeowners. The need for protection is often being resolved with a prefabricated tornado shelter installed in the foundation of the home, often masked by an interior room. This can easily and more economically replace a basement for storm protection. Proper shelter from deadly weather conditions is an essential requirement in the real estate market today as more potential homeowners are considering that to be a required feature. Many specifically request an in-ground tornado shelter for the greatest level of protection.

Many areas that see damage from severe weather seem to fall in the line of it several years close together. North Carolina has seen damage to the western and eastern parts of the state in the past years. Lives continue to be saved by having a tornado safety plan, and increasing awareness of the safest places in any building.  Moore, OK was recently hit by a tornado in May 2013 demolishing a school and killing 9 children. This tragedy is bringing a new awareness to the need for tornado shelters in public places. Part of that awareness is realizing that tornadoes can hit any time any where which causes a great need for a safe place to go in these unexpected emergencies.

Granger Plastics Company is the manufacturer of the Granger ISS in-ground tornado shelter. The Granger ISS is a single family unit easily installed in new construction or outside an existing home. It exceeds FEMA standards for 6 adults, though several more could fit in an emergency. The ISS comes with a limited lifetime warranty covering material deterioration including cracking, leaking and rotting of the unit. An investment into a tornado shelter is about peace of mind and security. The Granger ISS is built to last for generations and the materials used have the lifespan to do just that. Granger Plastics is committed to providing the highest quality, safest, most cost effective tornado shelter on the market, the Granger ISS.

Granger Industries utilizes plastic to make safer products for many industries. A world leader in rotational molding and in business for almost two decades, Granger Industries specializes in exceptional design as required for safety products including the Granger ISS – In-ground Tornado Shelter. To learn more about the Granger ISS in North Carolina please visit or for dealers please go to For a complete listing of the Granger ISS Dealer network please visit

Granger Industries includes Granger Plastics, ForeverSafe Products and Granger Aerospace Products. Granger Plastics Company is a world recognized rotational molder manufacturing a variety of custom and proprietary products. To learn more about Granger Plastics Company please visit or contact 513-424-1955. To learn more about Granger Industries please visit


Shawn Cravens – General Manager

The Granger Plastics Co.


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