Faith Chapel Word Dome in Birmingham, Alabama.

Practical preparation extends beyond homes. Monolithic Domes are ideal community storm shelters. There are purpose-built safe rooms dotting the midwest, but even the standard Monolithic Dome is incredibly resilient. The 270-foot diameter Faith Chapel Word Dome (picture) is part of a seven-dome complex hit by an EF4 Tornado. The $51 million facility only sustained cosmetic damage.

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