East Texans install shelters to prepare for the next storm

Published: May. 23, 2011 at 8:01 PM CDT|Updated: May. 24, 2011 at 10:08 PM CDT
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TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Many East Texans are re-thinking their emergency plans after yesterday's storm and the tornadoes that moved through Alabama. 

If you already have a home without a storm shelter and are thinking about installing one, shelter manufacturer Kelly Hall may have the answer. 

Hall's shelters are made from fiberglass and are built to withstand tornado-force winds.  They have also been impact tested by Texas Tech University and meet FEMA standards. His shelters are placed in the ground either in the home, under the garage, or outside. 

If your building a new home and want to custom build a tornado shelter on a larger scale, green home builder Rudy Wright can make it happen.

Wright is building a home that will be featured in this year's TABA Parade of Homes.  The entrance to this shelter is located in the master bedroom closet.  This underground, concrete shelter will feature a kitchen and a shower.

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