Torshel sells and installs underground shelters, safe rooms, and commercial storm shelters throughout Louisiana. Safe rooms start at $4,299 and our underground shelters start at $5,399 for small sizes. We also work with clients to make sure financing is available and keep up with grants, rebates, or loans that can help make our products more accessible to all clients. Contact us with any additional questions you may have or see our FAQ at our website. We can either send our team of professional installers to set it up for you or we can ship the unit so you can install it yourself or hire somebody to do it for you. We look forward to serving you and your family!
The financial institution known as TTC Credit Union (800-234-8828) / https://www.ttcu.com/loans-credit/apply offers financing for the purchase of shelters under a specific credit line Loans that can range between $2,500-$7,500 for a max of 60 months. The paperwork can be done via on-line. Rate & term of loans will dependent on credit score.
Louisiana is on the receiving end of many natural disasters, including hurricanes, floods, and tornadoes. That being said, protection from tornadoes can still make a world of difference to locals in Louisiana who are looking for peace of mind. Torshel services the entire state of Louisiana, including the cities of: New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Metairie, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Kenner, Shreveport, Monroe, Bossier City, and Alexandria.
One of Louisiana’s most recent tornado outbreaks was on February 23, 2016, when 13 tornadoes formed in Louisiana. Louisiana is one of the many states that is at high risk for receiving tornadoes due to its proximity to the Gulf Coast, which can affect weather patterns and create warm air currents that make the state a more hospitable environment for storms. In addition, homeowners must consider their local geography. The average rate of tornadoes is high for the state, with 37 being recorded by the NOAA in 2013.
Some parts of Louisiana are below sea level and thus more prone to flooding. This may make it so that a safe room is the best option for such areas. Torshel also urges those with safe rooms and underground shelters to heed their emergency management personnel’s advice when it comes to evacuation warnings.
Other factors that put Louisiana at risk are:
- Its location near bodies of water such as the Mississippi River, Lake Pontchartrain, and the Gulf of Mexico.
- The high number of hurricanes that could trigger tornadoes in northern parts of the state.
- Foliage that could keep storm chasers and residents from seeing a tornado when it appears.
- A high number of mobile homes, which put people at risk during even weaker storms.