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Size & Shape:

How many can fit inside?

Designed for Three AdultsAccording to the Standard, this shelter is meant for three adults.  There is no wasted corner space but the roundness accommodates humans who are, after all, kinda round.  The domed top is minimal, but the natural shape for the human form.

How roomy is the shelter interior?

Roomier Than You Might ThinkThe New Day Tornado Shelter seems bigger on the inside than it is on the outside!  It is hard to put it into pictures.  It's better to get into one, turn the fan and lights on, close the door and pause.  That is when you get it.  It isn't teeny tiny inside.  Not huge but "big enough" for couples and small families.

Is it big enough for us?

The New Day shelter is meant for three persons.

This shelter is officially meant for three adults.  Because people come in all shapes and sizes, I'm told often that more than three inhabited it for the short duration necessary to wait out the storm.  We owe a lot to the skills of today's meteorologists and their fantastic array of equipment.  Gone are the days of huddling down in a "fraidy hole" for hours, just waiting and wondering.

Are these space-efficient?

Inside most garages, space is at a premium. So it is valuable for an above-ground shelter to have a trim footprint. The New Day shelter seems bigger on the inside than it is on the outside due to its 42" footprint being round, and because of its interior features.