With North Texas being in Tornado Alley there is always a market for and interest in safe rooms, but after six North Texans and dozens of Oklahoma residents lost their lives in separate tornadic events Castaneda said inquires are spiking. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is a government agency that responsible to act swiftly during major disasters like hurricanes, tornadoes or major storms.
Individual home and business are in general not allowed to directly apply for any of the FEMA grant; but state, local and tribal nonprofit groups and governments are eligible for this grant. The storm shelter is usually installed in manufactured home parks, and the size will be decided depending on the number of people it should protect. FEMA representatives have set up shop at Home Depot on Crestwood Boulevard in Birmingham to demonstrate how safe rooms work and why they've saved lives. To receive reimbursement applicants must contract with National Storm Shelter Association or American Tornado Shelter Association certified suppliers.

Because of many death incidences happen to people sheltering in their basement during major storms, hurricanes or tornadoes.
They utilize the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program to help people who lose their basic necessities, which may include housing and storm shelters. Some of the project examples are raising home level project that can reduce flooding risk and also creating public storm shelters. Based on cost coverage percentage, the grant recipient or the state should cover at least 25 percent of the total cost; which means that the FEMA grant will cover up to 75 percent of the total cost.
It may also help to have a tornado siren installed in your city so that the FEMA officials can tell that you’ve done something to protect your community.
FEMA says they'll pay for up to 75 percent of up to $4,000 worth of work for anyone who applies for and gets the grant.

It is also important to note that for each declared disaster; the fund coming out for the FEMA grant will be limited to 15 percent from the total annual budget (with some exception).
Anyone who are in need for storm shelter should go to their respective local government officials and than the agency will contact their State’s Hazard Mitigation Officers. Area of community should also be inside a State that’s been hit by a major storm, tornado, or hurricane in the last three years.

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