Shipping Containers for Emergency Shelters & Disaster Relief

 In Emergency shelter, Government, Military Storage, Mobile Medical facilities, Shelter

We’ve addressed shipping containers as possible emergency shelters before in a blog from 2015, read it here.

Shipping Containers as Emergency Shelters

Know What’s Possible

Here at Saf-T-Box, we talk a lot about the quality of our product. We’re proud to produce shipping containers that can be modified to create offices, retail spaces and of course the more traditional storage solution. However, as we enter into hurricane season, emergency preparedness is on a lot of people’s minds and many may be wondering, can shipping containers be used as emergency shelters?

Did you know? According to the NISAR, Texas is ranked first in the U.S. in the variety and frequency of natural disasters. These natural disasters can include flooding, wildfires, tornadoes, hurricanes, hail storms, sinkholes, erosion and drought. Texas residents need to be aware of their options when planning for such emergencies.

Shipping Containers Are Designed for All Sorts of Weather

Specifically designed to weather… well, the weather, shipping containers are manufactured to a high standard, utilizing quality materials. Our shipping container units are mainly corten steel, a metal that refers to the chemical composition that allows the steel increased resistance to atmospheric corrosion. The monocoque body, corner castings and reinforced plywood floors all contribute to the unit’s resistance to natural disasters. All of this combined results in a design that is particularly resistant to wind and water while still remaining easy to store and transport.

Despite their strength and quality, there is no guarantee that a shipping container can survive a natural disaster. However, our modification process can help you create an option that you feel may best fit your needs. Talk with one of consultants today and discover what is possible.


Texas disaster relief options

Shipping Containers For Disaster Relief

After a natural disaster, those seeking relief or trying to assist those in need often struggle with finding clean, dry and safe spaces to work out of. Medical supplies, food and water all need a place to go that is secure and flexible enough to handle whatever the needs of that disaster may be. Because of these needs, shipping containers are a popular choice in disaster relief. Militaries, governments and nonprofits enjoy the security and flexibility provided to their relief teams.

Are you in charge of preparing in case of a natural disaster? Speak to one of our shipping container specialists to see how Saf-T-Box can help you.


Natural disasters are out of your control. What is in your control, however, is being prepared with a secure, safe and waterproof solution that is portable and easy to modify.

Be prepared, talk to a Saf-T-Box consultant today.


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