Iowa’s Leading Tornado Shelter Installers

Premier Storm Shelters from Ground Zero Shelters

Living in Iowa, you’re familiar with the dangers of tornados. The first step to keeping you and your family safe is installing a tornado shelter from Ground Zero Shelters. Regardless of what you’re needs are, we’ll work with you. Texas Tech University has tested all our storm shelters. They were found to not only meet but exceed FEMA standards. We’re proud to service all Iowa from Des Moines to Cedar Rapids. Don’t hesitate to contact us to request more information or to order your storm shelter today.

When Is Tornado Season In Iowa?

Tornado season in Iowa usually runs from early April to the end of June. 2022 was a busy year for tornados in Iowa, with 28 reported between March and April, with the deadliest being an EF4. There’s no denying that Iowa gets tornados. Part of the reason Iowa gets tornados is that part of the infamous Tornado Alley extends into the state. Tornado Alleys is a large section of the United States in which the weather conditions are just right to produce several tornadoes with serious potential to be dangerous. A great way to avoid these concerns is to use our tornado shelters, manufactured with bolts designed to take 10,000 psi of shear pressure.

How to Prepare for Tornado Season in Iowa

March, April, and May are typically when most families can expect to see the bulk of tornados in Iowa. There are a few steps you and your family can take to be as prepared as possible when the weather takes a turn for the worst. One of the best things you can do is install one of our above-ground tornado shelters. Our engineers have the skills to install your new storm shelter in about four hours. Here are some additional tips to keep you and your family safe during storm season:

  • Keep a Weather Radio Nearby – These radios are designed to alert individuals when severe weather is coming. When they sound off on average, you have about 10-15 minutes before the storm arrives, giving your family plenty of time to enact your safety plan.
  • Create an Emergency Kit – An emergency kit should include batteries for your weather radio, entertainment, clothes, and enough supplies for three days per household member. These supplies can be prepared and stored in your storm shelter.
  • Create a Communication Plan – Having a plan in place reduces the chance that fear takes over and results in family-wide panic. Your goal should include who is responsible for getting what supplies and ways to communicate with families and officials in case the weather turns for the worst.

Leading Tornado Shelter Experts

Ground Zero Shelters was founded in 2004 after our family experienced an EF5 tornado without a storm shelter to go into. Since then, we’ve made it our goal to offer every family affordable, durable, and dependable tornado shelter to ensure no family goes through that. Our tornado shelters exceed FEMA standards and have been known to survive EF5 tornados. If you have any questions regarding our storm shelters or to order your new shelter, don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re looking forward to working with you.

Want more information about storms in this area? Get Iowa Tornado Facts here.

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