Storm Shelters in Carroll County, AR
Remember the Basement!
Most homes in Carroll County will feature a basement, storm shelter, or some kind of root cellar. Given our proximity to the infamous "tornado alley" of Oklahoma and the nearby Great Plains states, and the historical records of intense storms that have passed through the county in the past, a safe underground storm shelter is a must have. When building a home, include a basement or storm shelter in your plans. If you are intent on purchasing an existing home that has no basement or adequate storm shelter, you may want to look at the numerous "drop-in" shelter options that are available. Check with state and local agencies, as there are sometimes programs available to assist with the funding of storm shelter construction. The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management, for example, offers a $1,000 refund towards the construction and installation of a storm shelter or safe room.