Tornado Shelter Architecture

FEMA 361 Tornado Safe Room Design & Tornado Safe Room Grant Application



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In August 2011 alone, Paragon Architecture began the first step in the application process to provide protection for over 12,000 residents across the State of Missouri. Kicking off 2012, our team completed 16 tornado safe room / tornado shelter grants for Joplin Schools that will provide community tornado safe rooms / tornado shelters for at least 18,000 residents.

Recent Clients include:

Paragon Statics

  • 58 Locations in 21 different counties
  • 493,177 square feet of FEMA Safe Room applications ( more than 6 football fields)
  • 74,620 People capacity of FEMA Safe Room applications


Links to more information:


SEMA Mitigation Management Website

FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program FAQ

FEMA DR-1980 Map (Federal Disaster for Tornadoes in St. Louis & Joplin, Flooding and Storms in SE Missouri)

FEMA DR-1961 Map (Federal Disaster for 2011 Winter Storms) 

FEMA DR-4012

FEMA DR-4130

FEMA DR-4144

FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Programs info

SEMA - Current Status of County Hazard Mitigation Plan for the State of Missouri

 FEMA 431 - Tornado Protection: Seeking Refuge in Buildings

FEMA Mitigation Policy April 2009

FEMA 361 Tornado Safe Room Design & Construction 

FEMA Public & Community Tornado Safe Room Information

 NOAA Extreme Wind Safe Room Guidelines


Illinois Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm (DR-1960)

Illinois Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1991)

Illinois Severe Storms, Straight-Line Winds and Flooding (DR-4116)

Illinois Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, and Tornadoes (DR-4157)