HARRISONVILLE, Mo. — A Harrisonville company said its one-of-a kind product can save lives, should a tornado hit and it is just starting its production line to make the first deployable shelter.
Mike Vogt, President of Staying Home, said, “It’s frankly a little bit humbling. It’s, you know, almost an honor that we’ve been blessed to come up with his idea.”
Despite it being about 2,000 pounds, the idea is an easily deployable tornado shelter called “Hide-Away.” Vogt said battle scars mark where its been tested and never failed at a testing facility out-of-state.
Inside, Vogt said a handful of adults or up to 15 kids can stay safe from mother nature’s wrath.
Vogt said the biggest concern people worry about is lift. But he said this shelter will be bolted down in concrete in the back and then in the front with preset anchors.