[Ok-sus] The sustainability community and the recent tornado disaster
bob at bobwaldrop.net
Fri Jun 7 12:57:08 UTC 2013
This is one of my issues with the current range of tornado shelter
products available. Biggs Backhoe has a 4 x 8' model, delivered and
installed for $2,600, but I want one which has a couple of feet of dirt
on top, so I can get the root cellar effect. Thus far I've had no
interest from anyone in modifying their standard plan.
Bob Waldrop, Oklahoma City
http://www.ipermie.net -- How to permaculture your urban lifestyle
On 6/6/2013 12:48 PM, Vicke Adams wrote:
> Now they say that you should leave the windows open. I guess it is to
> prevent a wind tunnel effect but I really don’t know.
> Isn’t it sad that back in the 30s people had enough sense to recognize
> the danger and build safe areas for children AND the community. Now,
> we can’t afford it? My grandparents had a half-basement (a basement
> completely underground on one side and opening up to the backyard on
> the other side). I can remember going into it a few times during bad
> weather when I was a kid. There have been many times lately that I
> have regretted not having a basement. For one thing, I don’t have a
> good place to store my root vegetables like grandma did.
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