Infographic: Creating a Safe Room in Your Home

Natural disasters are a reality for millions of people across the U.S., and while evacuating is often feasible as a hurricane approaches, the unpredictability of tornadoes and blizzards typically makes sheltering in place the only option.

A safe room — a secure, reinforced, well-stocked space where you and your family can wait out any dangers — can save lives and provide peace of mind during an emergency. And in contrast to the high-tech versions seen on the big screen, a safe room needs only to be in the proper location and well-stocked to be effective.

The infographic below shows you how to get started.

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Infographic courtesy of The Allstate Blog, which helps people prepare for the unpredictability of life.

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