Vrock wrote:Alternatively, one could just buy a house with a basement.
There are actually very few basements/cellars in Oklahoma. The reasons I've heard are: 1) the water tables are too high, and/or 2) the hard clay soil makes it difficult to dig. With that being said, there's no shortage of tornado shelters, which are only a few feet beneath the surface versus the depth of a traditional basement/cellar.
just brew it! wrote:Trust me, you'd rather be underneath rubble and be relatively safe versus your other options in that situation....and have the whole house fall in on your head when the tornado hits.