School Classroom Tornado Safe Rooms

School Classroom Tornado Safe Rooms

After the devastating May 22, 2011 Joplin, MO tornado which killed 116 persons, RemagenSafeRooms was contracted by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers to fast-track the delivery of seven FEMA-compliant classroom/tornado safe rooms to shelter nearly 800 students at Duquesne Elementary School and Franklin Tech, two of the several K-12 schools which had been destroyed by the tornado. RemagenSafeRooms immediately sent foundation plans and details for one of its standard model, standalone community safe rooms to USACE and began loading pallets with standard, off-the -shelf components for the seven community safe rooms.
  • The city of Joplin, MO was devastated by the May 2011 tornado
    The city of Joplin, MO was devastated by the May 2011 tornado
The Corps of Engineers completed construction of both school classroom tornado shelter projects before schools opened in August. Our ability to provide prefabricated, off-the-shelf tornado shelter components and permit these schools to open with classroom tornado shelters before the school year began provided peace of mind for thousands of students and parents who had experienced such devastation as resulted from the May tornado.

Christopher J. Doyle, ESA South, Inc. says;

We had a great experience with Remagen Storm Shelters, together we built 7 of the 110 person storm shelters in just 37 calendar days from notice to proceed to final completion. Remagen worked hard to pull together all our materials and coordinate our deliveries in such a short period of time, then trained our staff how to construct the building in accordance with the NSSA and FEMA requirements. We had very few problems and the Government was very pleased with the finished product. Thanks Remagen, you made it happen for us

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The 2015 edition of the International Building Code (IBC) requires that all new structures intended for educational occupancy which are constructed in the U. S. 250 mph wind zone have tornado safe rooms or shelters capable of sheltering the student occupancy of that addition. Shelters must meet the design and construction requirements of ICC 500, the ICC/NSSA Standard for the Design and Construction of Storm Shelters, 2014 edition.

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RemagenSafeRooms is a founding Producer Member of the National Storm Shelter Association (