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Ask TOH | Tornado Safe Room

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Richard visits Oklahoma to install a safe room for tornado protection. The safe room is constructed of poured concrete, all poured at once to prevent joints. Richard sees a safe room that survived a direct hit from an EF5 storm, then sees a new safe room built, and meets a homeowner that has ridden out several tornados in her safe room.

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