A safe room can be constructed on any floor of your home, or as a stand-alone shelter, providing protection from tornados or hurricane force winds. A safe room can withstand winds as high as 250 mph.
Built within your home or as a freestanding structure, a safe room is constructed of reinforced concrete walls, a reinforced concrete room, and a steel entry door to protect you and your family from flying debris during a tornado. Shown here is a cross section of a typical safe room. A typical floor plan is detailed here. Keep in mind that a safe room can be customized to your floor plan or built to be freestanding.