Get Funding to Build Your Storm Shelter or Safe Room

Posted: April 23, 2015 in Ideas
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This is news to me… I knew you could get personal or home improvement loans to build your storm shelter, safe room or bunker, but I DID NOT know that you could get government assistance!

Check out this page from the Texas Department of Public Safety – or here at the FEMA website.

I realize this may not cover all of the expenses required to build the safe room you want, but getting a discount is getting a discount! There are even non-disaster grants!

Why does the government care? You’re saving them money, essentially. Here are the latest Flood Map areas (searchable by address) to see whether you’d benefit more from an under ground or above ground structure.

My question would have to be, why aren’t more local governments implementing THIS!? There are many people who don’t own their homes or simply live in an area that will not allow or support each individual to build his or her own private shelter… why don’t more communities have public safe rooms or shelters?

The way I look at it is, if your shelter is a decent size and outfitted well enough, it can serve as a temporary home while any damaged house is being repaired, remodeled or rebuilt.

Take a look at some of the damage that can come from a tornado. We are approaching the active season… here in tornado alley, it pays to be prepared.

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