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USA: 'Better prepared than scared!' Bomb shelter sales boom amid US-N. Korea nuclear tensions02:52

USA: 'Better prepared than scared!' Bomb shelter sales boom amid US-N. Korea nuclear tensions

United States, Montebello, California
August 14, 2017 at 09:15 GMT -00:00 · Published

Amid growing tensions between the US and North Korea following the exchange of threats between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, many worldwide have turned to bomb shelter makers in a bid to prepare for survival in the event of nuclear war.

'Atlas Survival Shelters' president Ron Hubbard explained how the current situation between the two countries had led to a "giant increase in sales" of his bunkers, speaking from his warehouse in Montebello, eastern Los Angeles, Sunday.

"We've seen a giant increase in sales, especially in the last three days that Trump made this 'fire and fury' comment, and then especially after Kim Jong-un made his comment about sending missiles all over Guam," said Hubbard. "So the tensions are very high, people are taking precautions: they are interested in shelters," he continued.

Sales have increased from 11 shelters in the first year of business to be on track for 1,000 this year alone, not only due to geopolitical tensions but also thanks to a price reduction, he said. "In my first year, the average shelter was around a hundred thousand dollars," explained Hubbard. "Now my average shelter's under 20 thousand dollars. Because the price has come so low, the demand and the ability for people to afford the shelter has gone through the roof."

Atlas Survival Shelters bunkers come in tubular form and in different sizes. They are reportedly planted 20 feet (6 metres) below the ground, and can sustain survivors for up to one year if stocked with enough supplies. Furthermore they are fully furnished with air-tight doors, beds, couches, and even a television.

Tensions between Washington and Pyongyang have steadily heightened over the last week, with US President Donald Trump threatening North Korean leader Kim Jong-un with "fire, fury and frankly, power, the likes of which this world has never seen before." The DPRK in turn have stated that they could potentially fire intermediate-range missiles near the US island territory of Guam.

USA: 'Better prepared than scared!' Bomb shelter sales boom amid US-N. Korea nuclear tensions02:52
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Amid growing tensions between the US and North Korea following the exchange of threats between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, many worldwide have turned to bomb shelter makers in a bid to prepare for survival in the event of nuclear war.

'Atlas Survival Shelters' president Ron Hubbard explained how the current situation between the two countries had led to a "giant increase in sales" of his bunkers, speaking from his warehouse in Montebello, eastern Los Angeles, Sunday.

"We've seen a giant increase in sales, especially in the last three days that Trump made this 'fire and fury' comment, and then especially after Kim Jong-un made his comment about sending missiles all over Guam," said Hubbard. "So the tensions are very high, people are taking precautions: they are interested in shelters," he continued.

Sales have increased from 11 shelters in the first year of business to be on track for 1,000 this year alone, not only due to geopolitical tensions but also thanks to a price reduction, he said. "In my first year, the average shelter was around a hundred thousand dollars," explained Hubbard. "Now my average shelter's under 20 thousand dollars. Because the price has come so low, the demand and the ability for people to afford the shelter has gone through the roof."

Atlas Survival Shelters bunkers come in tubular form and in different sizes. They are reportedly planted 20 feet (6 metres) below the ground, and can sustain survivors for up to one year if stocked with enough supplies. Furthermore they are fully furnished with air-tight doors, beds, couches, and even a television.

Tensions between Washington and Pyongyang have steadily heightened over the last week, with US President Donald Trump threatening North Korean leader Kim Jong-un with "fire, fury and frankly, power, the likes of which this world has never seen before." The DPRK in turn have stated that they could potentially fire intermediate-range missiles near the US island territory of Guam.

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