Family took shelter in a underground, detached pre-fab bunker when tornado came through Bremen

Family took shelter in a underground, detached pre-fab bunker when tornado came through Bremen

Storm shelters are somewhat of a rarity in homes nowadays, but one family in Breman, Ky. said they wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for their shelter.

Jordan Evans and his son Gage were together when devastating storms and tornadoes hit western Kentucky late Friday night.

Gage was with his dad when the storm hit, but his mother and the rest of his family were right in the path of the storm. Their house didn’t have a basement and there was no way to get below ground, except for one unique place just next door – a storm shelter, 10 feet down and 12 feet wide.

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34 Responses

  1. Beautiful Joy says:

    Very nice bunker. Well built. God bless this family.

    • Hisbeautiful Truth says:

      They should have a minimum of 3 days food and water as well as bedding down there.

    • Jon M says:

      @Shain Andrews Do you search for the word God in all comments so you can make it known you don’t believe or feel some sort of superiority over people by stating your own belief?
      Either way you are an attention seeker for what must be a pathetic life.

    • Jon M says:

      @Ryan Lewis Thats why I said I’d have a 2×4 and a 6 ton jack as a tool in there

    • MisterTwister says:

      @dpmjole Start your own shelter company, and sell them for $5.00

  2. Christine Tudela says:

    They should make it affordable for everyone to own one especially in areas where it’s a Tornado valley👍

    • Susan Reiss says:

      @Dragon of Hateful Retribution But what average family can afford that kind of money. 😪

    • Michael Brickley says:

      @Fart Zilla yes, people seem to be ignorant of the fact of survival vs. living building codes. And it seems many missed the Wizard of Ox

    • Grace Demers says:

      I bet there’s stuff people could DIY it if they knew enough about the type of tornados/hurricanes passing threw their areas, problem mainly comes when large objects get thrown above ground by winds and smash back onto the ground above. That’s where the main danger comes with underground storm shelters, so you want a strong structural integrity and support on top.

    • section8usmc53 says:

      The problem is, tornadoes are a far bigger problem that that. Tornado alley is a vague area of the us, and varies in size with who you ask.

      The heart of it gets pounded the most obviously, being Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas, but even places like Wisconsin average about 25 per year and a good portion of those often strong to violent due to being in an area of turbulent weather deep into fall, and again in spring. This area extends all the way down the Mississippi River Valley, and east through to the Ohio Valley to Pennsylvania, and all the way south along the western foothills of the Appalachian mountains through Kentucky and Tennessee.

      Then there’s what’s known as Dixie Alley, which covers the bottom of the Appalachian mountains and south of the Ozarks, from Louisiana and Arkansas, and across Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia. This area produces as many, if not more strong to violent tornadoes than what’s considered tornado alley. Meteorologist James Spann has covered this many times.

      So land wise, you’re talking half the country being on the dart board. Tornado Alley is just the bullseye. I think anywhere within those areas, it should be considered code for new houses when built. Must be a certain size and depth, OR a steel reinforced concrete inner room with a sliding steel impact door. Some places are too susceptible to in ground shelters becoming flooded.

  3. Yoso Mejia- Moik says:

    It should be a part of the building code going forward. Or neighbors pool together and have one that fits at least 3 families of 4

  4. srisha731 says:

    smart visionary saving angel for his family

    • Miklo Belka says:

      His dad dragged my sister out of bed and beat her for not having sex with her one morning, then called the law to put a restraining order on her that day so she couldn’t go back to the house for her or her 3 childrens stuff. Screw that man and his foul seed.

  5. Mark Kingston says:

    Great to see that this man’s father had some forethought that saved his family. A wise man.

  6. Ivette Hernandez says:

    You all are so very lucky to have each other today, good thinking for getting this bunker and getting everyone you could in it including your pets. God bless you all!

  7. Karthikeyan Boopathy says:

    The fact that his dad wanted to install that storm shelter thinking out for his family – Hats off!

  8. lopuzhitza says:

    It’s extremely important to have a basement or this. During the war, all our neighbors were in our basement.

  9. Angela F says:

    Great job dad!! It’s sinful that not everyone can afford these in tornado alley! The older generation was smart building shelters a bit away from the house so they weren’t as likely to get trapped!

    • San Country 209 says:

      Kentucky is not in tornado alley, you should be prepared but many years may go by before you have another storm of this type

  10. After The Storm says:

    I’m glad to hear everyone is safe and Dad is feeling validated for all his hard work and forethought. 💚

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