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Missile alarm snafu spurs interest in backyard fallout shelters

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    American Safe Room sells various types of shelter kits that need to be installed below ground with sophisticated air-filtration systems.

  • COURTESY AMERICAN SAFE ROOM

    A small underground bomb and fallout shelter would have room for six adults.

  • COURTESY AMERICAN SAFE ROOM

    The kits don’t include the needed concrete blocks and concrete. Excavation and building costs could run roughly $15,000 to $20,000 on top of the $16,000 for the kit.

  • COURTESY AMERICAN SAFE ROOM

    Shelter kits reside below ground with sophisticated air-filtration systems.

  • COURTESY AMERICAN SAFE ROOM

    To ship a shelter kit to Hawaii and construct the shelter could cost more than $40,000.

Some Hawaii residents rattled by the false missile alert are considering doing more than leaving it up to chance that they’ll be able to find shelter should a ballistic missile head their way. Read more

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