Press Release S16x16: Groups Worried about Economic Collapse and North Korea’s Nukes Now Have Military Underground Shelter Protection Adapted for Civilians Using the S16x16 Bomb Shelter
Dallas, TX, September 26, 2016 — Groups seeking military-level underground shelter protection can now purchase the NORAD S16x16 bomb shelter which provides 8 people underground, off-grid protection for one year. At 0.9 miles from two 100 kiloton nuclear blasts a person inside the S16x16 bomb shelter would have the same chance of injury as a person living normally in peacetime.
[updated January 23, 2017 Changed model spelling; added commercial designation; removed S16x16G and S16x16G-MIL; clarified protections offered]
Families and groups seeking military-level underground shelter protection can now purchase the NORAD S16x16 commercial bomb shelter which provides 8 people underground, off-grid protection for one year.
Texas bomb shelter company NORAD Shelter Systems LLC recently introduced a smaller underground steel blast shelter for use by 6 to 8 people. The S16x16 is a commercial product suitable for multiple uses and can be shared by two or more families. The S16x16 shelter runs on solar power rather than a military-required EMP-shielded internal diesel generator. Upgraded with the NBC Package the S16x16 allows up to 8 people the same protection from war, terrorism, violence and natural disaster that the NORAD Military shelters provide for larger military troop sheltering. The shelter offers one-year off-grid protection. The actual duration is theoretically unlimited using solar power. The structure is warrantied against failure for from 30 to 50 years.
Protection from Financial Collapse and Power Grid Failure Social Effects
NORAD’s civilian customers seek protection from financial collapse which would deprive millions of Americans of electrical power. They also seek protection from a nuclear explosion, fallout and the EMP (electromagnetic pulse) a nuclear bomb can cause. An EMP attack could wipe out the power grid and create severe economic and social collapse. Fears are particularly strong about some radical small country like North Korea sending nuclear missiles to America either from land to land or from ship to land.
Much More Interior Space
While many shelters are cramped and dark, but even claustrophobic people feel fine in the S16x16 civilian underground shelter. The 256 square foot space offers the space of a medium sized one-car garage. The S-Series shelters offer much more usable space than many other shelters which use rounded “culvert drain” designs. The S16x16’s high sloped ceilings, vertical walls and in-wall storage provide superior usable space. Ceiling heights range from 8 to ten feet, much taller than average conventional ceilings. A 6 foot tall person has two to four feet of clearance overhead. Occupants can store 96 five-gallon food buckets and 400 rolls of toilet paper in the in-wall storage shelves so that none of the survival supplies clutter up the living area.
Nuclear blast protection is documented in NORAD’s extensive performance data on its shelters. At 0.9 miles from two 100 kiloton nuclear blasts a person inside the S16x16 bomb shelter would have the same chance of injury as a person living normally in peacetime. The NBC air filters are “Bag In-Bag Out” so the people can change the air filter trays without coming into contact with NBC contamination. The NBC upgrade also includes a chemical warfare test port allowing occupants to test for dangerous agents without going outside. The package includes shielding mission essential equipment from the damaging frequencies of an electromagnetic pulse, whether from a high altitude nuclear explosion or a coronal mass ejection (solar flare). The S16x16 offers multiple protections from nuclear, biological, chemical threats, EMP, war, terrorism, storms, fires and floods. Multiple defenses make shelter security very difficult for intruders to defeat. Emergency escape hatches are available.
Spare Air Filtration Trays and Solar Panels
An enormous effort has gone into preparing for every situation the shelter occupants will face. The S16x16 bomb shelter’s solar energy system powers the stainless steel SEAM (Severe Environment Air Module) HEPA dust air filtration system. The NORAD S-Series NBC Package includes spare solar panels and air filtration trays. The spare solar panels are stored in an EMP-shielded vault to be used after an EMP attack disables the first panels. The spare air filtration trays are placed into the air filtration unit after a nuclear event causes the first trays to become “hot.”
The shelter Plumbing Package includes conventional pressurized plumbing such as a flush toilet, two sinks, a fiberglass shower, septic removal and a leach field. The bathroom is under constant negative pressure to remove unpleasant smells. “People in the S16x16 bomb shelter do not have to live like cavemen,” said Darik McCarthy, NORAD Sales Engineer.
The Cooking Package includes a microwave oven and methanol-powered cooking stove.
Kitchen, Bath and Bedroom Furniture
The Furniture Package includes two twin or queen bunk beds rated to 800 lbs. for a total of four mattresses. The bathroom and shower are enclosed in interior walls. The package includes a table, chairs and cabinets in addition to the in-wall storage. The package allows for normal living with hot and cold running water.
Solar Powered Battery Bank
The shelter’s solar system powers the battery bank, which in turn powers the shelter’s air filtration, water pump, sewage lift station, lights and radios, as well as occupants’ TV’s, computers and entertainment devices.
The S16x16 is manufactured with a cathodic corrosion protection system allowing a 30-50 year structural warranty. Steel underground shelters without this level of corrosion protection weaken 3 to 5 % each year. NORAD’s incredibly strong shelters are designed to be buried under hundreds of thousands of pounds of earth pressure for 50 years without weakening.
S16x16 Production Date
NORAD announced that the S16x16 bomb shelter will go into production at the end of September 2016.
Darik McCarthy, Engineering Dept.
NORAD Shelter Systems, LLC
675 Town Square Blvd Garland, TX 75040
+1 (972) 913-6882