On Sunday, homeowner Bernie Jones celebrated a victory: The city council in Menifee, CA, 80 miles east of Los Angeles finally passed an ordinance allowing him to design and install an underground survival shelter, according to the Associated Press. His bunker will hold up to 20 people. "The world is taking a change," he says. "I want to be prepared. I want my family to survive." he told the news outlet.
Underground shelters have been around for a while, of course. But they've changed a lot since the models designed during the Cold War. Ron Hubbard from Atlas Survival Shelters gives us a tour of a 51-foot model in the video above. This bunker is made from galvanized steel, is 10 feet in diameter and has four separate rooms including a master bedroom and a dining room. He insists the space has "all the comforts of home" -- a huge TV, flushing toilet and a working shower. He likes to compare it to a luxury yacht.
This isn't the first time we've come across fallout shelters, like this one discovered in the backyard of a Woodland Hills, California home:
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