Safe room shelter standards vary in a state like Michigan

With the prospect of severe tornadoes and severe wind events differing drastically within some states, codes governing emergency “safe room” shelters can vary.

By Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor | July 10, 2013

With the prospect of severe tornadoes and severe wind events differing drastically within some states, codes governing emergency “safe room” shelters can vary. For instance, for much of southern Michigan, a shelter needs to withstand winds up to 250 miles per hour, but in the Upper Peninsula, the standard is 160 miles per hour.

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