Your top priority is probably your safety and the safety of your family, and you would do anything to protect them. There are several ways to do this. In your home, you should have a special room that is dedicated to the safety of your family. It could be a safe place form extreme weather such as tornados, hurricanes, or windstorms or an emergency such as a robbery or home invasion. You should also have an escape plan for different scenarios, and you should rehearse your plan with your family to make sure that everyone knows what to do in an emergency. Your Home Safe Room should be well-stocked, secure and reinforced so that you and your family will have enough provisions to stay there for a long time if needed. You could either build it yourself, or you could hire a contractor to build it for you. It could be a room that you convert into a sage room or you could add an entirely new room to your home just for keeping your family safe in an emergency.
When building your room, you want to make sure that it is going to keep your family safe. It needs to be built with materials that can withstand extreme weather conditions such as high winds or a string impact for flying debris that could be caused by a tornado. Concrete walls are ideal, but if you use a reinforced wood construction, it will also be able to provide a high level of protection. You should also leave out the windows as they can become hazardous in the event of a tornado or other extreme conditions. The room also needs to be securely anchored, and the door and ceiling need to be strong.
The ideal place to create your safe room is underground, but a first-floor interior room would also work if it is designed correctly. A garage could also work as well. There are many variations that you could go with such as a yard bunker, and you will need to plan out your room before you begin construction. There are plenty of resources that you could use for ideas such as the internet or books from the library.
You can go for a simple design, or you could even go for all the bells and whistles such as adding a camera monitoring system or a keypad entry. Just be sure to have all the necessities covered such as enough food and water. It is always better to plan for a longer duration in your shelter since you never know what the emergency may bring. There are plenty of emergency kits that you can buy and keep adding to your collection. You should also keep an eye on the expiration dates and rotate items as necessary. Even dehydrated foods expire eventually. Start with enough food and water for you and your family for three days and keep adding on to your supply.