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Storm shelters in higher demand after OK destruction

Shelters are made to be buried and cemented in the ground with locking hatches. Shelters are made to be buried and cemented in the ground with locking hatches.
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

A South Georgia storm shelter dealer says calls for information about his products skyrocketed following the Oklahoma tragedy.

Billy Geck from Lifesaver Storm Shelters of Georgia says he received 19 calls and several more inquiries on his website one day after an EF-5 tornado hit Moore, OK.

His shelters are FEMA-approved, made of solid fiberglass, and come in sizes that can hold between four and twenty people. They are made to be buried and cemented in the ground with locking hatches.

Geck says, "It's all about your family.  All this stuff can be replaced [but not] your family.  This is where you save lives, and it is below ground."

The shelters cost between $4,000 and $9,000 and can be installed in a home's foundation or yard. More information can be found HERE.

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