Dade County, Georgia was one of many areas of the southern United States hit by deadly tornadoes this past spring. An EF-3 tornado struck the area on April 27, followed by two smaller EF-1 twisters. Although several homes were destroyed, one resident weathered the storms with no worries at all.
Chuck Peters has lived in a Monolithic Dome home for the last seven years, and WRCB-TV recently featured the Dade County resident in a feature story entitled “Lookout Mountain ‘dome home’ tough shell to crack.” The news clip describes the home as a “virtual fortress of protection” that can withstand winds of up to 300 miles per hour.
The dome’s energy efficiency is an added bonus. In fact, the home is so energy efficient that the power company has sent crews out on more than one occasion to check his meter. “They have come and looked at it so many times; they thought something was wrong with it,” Peters says.