The dangerous storms that swept through Kentucky, Missouri, and southern Illinois affected the lives of tens of thousands, but one family was luckily saved because of a prefab storm shelter.
Jordan Evans and his family did not have a basement in their home in Breman, Kentucky. ButJordan was forward thinking enough to do something that eventually save the lives of his family; he built a storm shelter.
Jordan and his son, Gage, were not home in Kentucky when the storms hit, but because of his actions, the rest of his family were able to survive the destruction.
The shelter Jordan put in his yard is a small affair, only twelve feet wide and ten feet below ground. But it was all that they needed.
“Justin Pointer, Gage’s stepdad, led his 8 family members and two dogs into the cramped space before the tornado passed over,” WWL Channel 4 reported.
“It started shaking the lid real bad, we had to hold it down,” Pointer said. He also said the space, while tight and uncomfortable, provided much-needed shelter after the storm passed and their house was destroyed.
Pointer said the shelter had been built by his father about ten years ago. He said his dad didn’t remember how much it cost to put it in, but they both agreed that you couldn’t put a price on their family’s safety.
“He said he’d pay a hundred times more for it right now,” Pointer said.
The type of prefab shelters Jordon’s family used to escape certain death can be had for around $10,000.
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