Give Me Shelter: Weather Violence Increasing Demand for Safe Rooms

In this May 26,, 2011, photo, a safe room is one of the few things remaining in Piedmont, Okla., after a deadly tornado moved through the Falcon Lake neighborhood. The spate of deadly storms has prompted a rush toward installing storm shelters or reinforced safe rooms. Installers throughout the Midwest and South say theyíve been inundated with orders for the past month and a half, and those orders are only bound to continue. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Safe houses have been around since before biblical times. The Book of Joshua from the Old Testament makes reference to a safe house as do many history books and novels. The definition was a house or apartment where one could be sheltered, hidden and safe from a person, persons, or organization. Present day includes not only the historical description and use but also depicts the safe house as a place to protect yourself and your family from harm, be it assault from man or nature.

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