With the deadly tornadoes that struck outside of Oklahoma City, more people are asking why there aren’t more storm cellars and safe rooms in the area.
It’s not that these structures can’t be built in the area, but a combination of market and climatological forces that makes them expensive and rare.
A key factor we read online in Time Real Estate & Homes is the region’s frost line. Structural foundations everywhere need to be set below the depth at which the surrounding ground freezes. Read the complete Time article right here: Oklahoma’s Dangerous Dearth of Storm Cellars
Glenn Lewis, the mayor of devastated Moore, Oklahoma wants to pass a law requiring either tornado shelters or safe rooms be added in new homes.
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