Storm Shelter install in Taylor
Taylor, Tx Install

We believe we can give you the best and most affordable shelter anywhere in Texas.  We want to keep you safe from severe weather.

In May of 1997 our town of Jarrell was devastated by an F5 (scale) tornado. We saw first hand the terrifying destruction that Texas tornadoes and severe storms can cause. As a result of our search for a strong, dry, secure, and affordable storm shelter to protect our family, we formed Jarrell Storm Shelters in 1998. All of our Shelters meet or exceed the specifications given by F.E.M.A. They were Tested by the Texas Tech Wind Science and Engineering Center and given their approval. Please use the navigation bar to find out how our shelters are made and installed, and how you can have protection and peace of mind during a tornado or severe weather.

Texas living includes Tornadoes and Severe Storms. It should also include Tornado Shelters / Storm Shelters.

2011 NOAA Report on Tornado Damages

Midwest/Southeast Tornadoes and Severe Weather June 18-22, 2011 Outbreak of tornadoes over central states (OK, TX, KS, NE, MO, IA, IL) with an estimated 81 tornadoes. Additional wind and hail damage across the Southeast (TN, GA, NC, SC). Over $1.0 billion insured losses; total losses greater than $1.3 billion and at least 3 deaths.

Midwest/Southeast Tornadoes, May 22-27, 2011 Outbreak of tornadoes over central and southern states (MO, TX, OK, KS, AR, GA, TN, VA, KY, IN, IL, OH, WI, MN, PA) with an estimated 180 tornadoes and at least 177 deaths. Notably, an EF-5 tornado struck Joplin, MO resulting in at least 160 deaths, making it the deadliest single tornado to strike the U.S. since modern tornado record keeping began in 1950. Over $6.5 billion insured losses for event; total losses greater than $9.1 billion; 177 deaths.

Southeast/Ohio Valley/Midwest Tornadoes, April 25-28, 2011 Outbreak of tornadoes over central and southern states (AL, AR, LA, MS, GA, TN, VA, KY, IL, MO, OH, TX, OK) with an estimated 343 tornadoes. The deadliest tornado of the outbreak, an EF-5, hit northern Alabama, killing 78 people. Several major metropolitan areas were directly impacted by strong tornadoes including Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, and Huntsville in Alabama and Chattanooga, Tennessee, causing the estimated damage costs to soar. Over $7.3 billion insured losses; total losses greater than $10.2 billion; 321 deaths [240 of which were in Alabama].

Midwest/Southeast Tornadoes, April 14-16, 2011 Outbreak of tornadoes over central and southern states (OK, TX, AR, MS, AL, GA, NC, SC, VA, PA) with an estimated 177 tornadoes. Over $1.4 billion insured losses; total losses greater than $2.1 billion; 38 deaths [22 of which were in North Carolina].

Southeast/Midwest Tornadoes, April 8-11, 2011 Outbreak of tornadoes over central and southern states (NC, SC, TN, AL, TX, OK, KS, IA, WI) with an estimated 59 tornadoes. Over $1.5 billion insured losses; total losses greater than $2.2 billion; numerous injuries, 0 deaths.

Midwest/Southeast Tornadoes, April 4-5, 2011 Outbreak of tornadoes over central and southern states (KS, MO, IA, IL, WI, KY, GA, TN, NC, SC) with an estimated 46 tornadoes. Over $2.0 billion insured losses; total losses greater than $2.8 billion; 9 deaths.


Jarrell Tornado in 1997
1997 Tornado, Jarrell, Tx

All of our Shelters meet or exceed F.E.M.A. Specifications and have been tested by Texas Tech Wind Science and Engineering Center.

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