In Ohio, tornado shelters have been a topic of interest for decades. The state has a significant history of casualty due to these storms. In 2012 state released funds for its residents to receive a rebate on the purchase of tornado shelters. The application process has long closed, but the residents are prepared for tornado season regardless of whether or not they got a grant. For many families having a tornado shelter at the home is part of this preparedness.
The internet is being utilized to educate and direct people to their best options for survival if ever encountering one of these terrifying storms. Many websites offer information on tornado safety and having a plan. Consumers can research, watch video, check records of manufacturers of tornado shelters virtually within minutes. Purchasing the right shelter is a process for most consumers involving evaluating a family's size and specific needs, as well as space for installation. Shelters are designed very differently and it is important that consumers carefully select a manufacturer that has a history of safety and durability. In-ground tornado shelters are recommended for the most reliable protection. Most consumers consider several types of shelters before making a final decision.
Ohio has a significant history of tornados though often excluded as a state of high risk. On April 3, 1974 there was a tornado outbreak that left death and destruction to the entire town of Xenia, OH. 32 people died and about half the buildings in the city were damaged as well as 300 homes destroyed. Last year Ohio was in the path of a deadly outbreak that killed 52 from Feb. 28 to March 3, 2012. The storms passed through seven states including Kentucky, Tennessee and Georgia. Many areas that saw damage had been hit by tornadoes in recently. Many lives continue to be saved by having a tornado safety plan, an increasing awareness of which is often brought about by these tragedies.
Granger Plastics Company, also located in Ohio, is the manufacturer of the Granger ISS in-ground tornado shelter. The Granger ISS exceeds FEMA standards for 6 adults, though more could fit in an emergency. The ISS is a rotationally molded polyethylene tornado shelter offering durability superior to other shelter materials. The ISS comes with a limited lifetime warranty covering cracking, leaking and rotting of the unit. In an effort to better serve the people of the state Granger has launched www.ohiotornadoshelters.com.
This site offers information about tornado shelters and contact information for people seeking further help. Images of the Granger ISS can be viewed at http://www.ohiotornadoshelters.com/gallery.html or view all the Granger product family at http://www.ohiotornadoshelters.com/links.html.
Granger Industries utilizes plastic to make safer products for many industries and specializes in custom designed products that require excellent design. A world renown rotational molding leader and in business for almost two decades, Granger Industries has never seen a greater interest in safety products including the Granger ISS – In-ground Tornado Shelter. To learn more about the Granger ISS please visit http://www.grangerplastics.com/shelter.html or for more information about Granger Plastics rotational molding capabilities please visit http://www.grangerplastics.com/products.html or call 513-424-1955.
Alli Cravens – Sales and Marketing
The Granger Plastics Co.