Originally published in Security Info Watch by Joel Griffin, Nov. 5, 2009
On the high-end of the disaster relief shelters market is Radius Engineering’s underground disaster shelter, which is built to sustain life following biological, nuclear or chemical attack. According to Walton McCarthy, CEO and founder of Radius Engineering, most of the company’s shelters, which house between 25 and 50 people, are buried 25 feet underground and can sustain life anywhere from 30 days to five years depending upon the options chosen by the customer.
“Most of the shelters we send out now are designed for six months to a year,” McCarthy said. “The bigger (corporate) communities, they won’t do less than a year.”