Lesson From a Mile-Wide Tornado: Get Yourself a Tornado Shelter!

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We built a storm room in our home, and of course it’s filled with junk that would survive a tornado while we blow away. Maybe it’s better to have one of these always available: New Day Tornado Shelters, $3200 fresh from Tulsa, OK where they certainly know a thing or two about twisters.

Our hearts go out to the folks in Cleburne and Granbury, who were really walloped with tornados Wednesday night. I think everyone needs a tornado room or shelter if you live in North Texas — agree? My cousin is a meteorologist at the University of Hawaii, and he tells me we are in for more wild weather patterns. So be prepared!

Which reminds me: would you pay extra for a home that had a tornado shelter?

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Candy Evans

A real estate muckraker, Candy Evans is one of the nation’s leading real estate reporters. She is also the North Texas real estate editor for Forbes.com, CultureMap Dallas, Modern Luxury Dallas, & the Katy Trail Weekly. Candy has written for Joel Kotkin’s The New Geography, Inman Real Estate News, plus a host of national sites. Constantly breaking celebrity real estate news, she scooped former president George W. Bush's Dallas home in 2008. She is the founder and publisher of her signature CandysDirt.com, and SecondShelters.com, devoted to the vacation home market. Her verticals have won many awards, including Best Blog by the venerable National Association of Real Estate Editors, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious journalism associations. Candy holds an active Texas real estate license but does not sell. She is on the Board of Directors of Braemar Hotels & Resorts (BHR).

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