A lot of people prepare themselves for the worst in terms of natural disasters. They stock up on canned foods, generators, first aid kits and other things that can come in handy if a calamity strikes. But what if something worse than a natural disaster was about to hit your residence? There are many doomsday scenarios which have been portrayed in movies, book and articles all over the internet. The shelters shown below, can not only withstand natural disasters but even man-made disasters of apocalyptic proportions.
1. Svalbard Global Seed Vault (Norway)
This vault is located in the isolated arctic of Norway at a distance of only 810 miles from the North Pole. The vault acts like a Noah’s arc of vegetation and is designed to store and protect countless types of seeds.
2. Denver International Airport (Colorado)
This airport is one of the world’s largest and busiest. The airport covers 53 square miles and is rumored to contain a bunker underneath the buildings that stands above the plain. Five buildings are said to have been built “incorrectly” and then new buildings placed on top of them.
3. The Shanghai Complex (China)
Most of the details of this facility have been kept hidden but what is known is that the bunker covers one million square feet and is capable of housing up to 200,000 people. The shelter has the ability to withstand blasts, nuclear radiation and poisonous gases.
4. Burlington Bunker (UK)
This is a 35 acre cold war city located 100 feet beneath the surface of Corsham. The site was built by the British government in 1950 and code named Burlington. The shelter could accomodate 6,000 people for 3 months and withstand nuclear strikes.
5. The Greenbrier Bunker (Virginia)
The US government built an addition to this hotel in 1958 and in exchange, they were allowed to build a 120,000 square foot bunker underneath it. The bunker remained a secret until 1990 when it was revealed and then decommissioned.
6. Iron Mountain (Massachusetts)
This underground fortress was originally built by an enterprise information management services company. Although not originally intended to be a survival bunker, place is ranked as one of the most secure places on the planet. The fortress takes up 10,000 square feet in a 1,000 acre limestone mine.
7. The Moscow Metro (Russia)
This subway system is also a large subterranean system of secret trains and bunkers. It is a hidden city underneath Moscow. Most of the Metro was built by Stalin during the Cold War.
8. Raven Rock Mountain Complex (Pennsylvania-Maryland)
There are five, three-story buildings in the complex meant to relocate the the pentagon site. The facilities in this complex contain everything you could need including a dental clinic, snack bar, barber shop and even a Starbucks.
9. Cheyenne Mountain (Colorado)
Located 2,000 feet deep in granite, this facility was originally designed to withstand a 5 megaton nuclear explosion at a distance of 1.7 miles. This place is probably the safest in all of Colorado.
10. Mount Weather (Virginia)
This civilian command facility is a bunker and is also used as the command center for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Announcements made by the President or FEMA over the Emergency Alert System are most likely to come from here. The site has fortified building above the surface and underground bunkers as well.