ReproTech also installed a disaster shelter in its Minnesota cryostorage center in 2013, and plans to install disaster shelters in its Nevada and Texas facilities in 2014 and 2015. ReproTech remains the only storage facility in the country to have taken the measure of installing disaster shelters for the safe keeping of clients' reproductive tissue.
ReproTech’s location in South Florida was selected to be close to its clients, but in doing so, does put it the possible path of a hurricane and subsequent flooding. In an attempt to significantly limit the risk, ReproTech installed the disaster shelter. However, that is only part of the solution. Safety from flooding is also a necessity. Therefore the exact location in south Florida was selected due to it being located outside the 500 year flood plain, meaning it has less than a 1/5 of 1% chance of flooding in any given year. While a 100% chance of not flooding would be desired, this is not possible in all of Florida (in fact, not possible in most of the U.S.). The 99.8% certainty of not flooding, both from a typical type of flood and being out of the area impacted by Category 5 Hurricane Storm surges, combined with the F-5 Storm Shelter, provides tremendous peace of mind.
As an industry leader in long term storage, ReproTech continues to aggressively explore systems, procedures and equipment that will ensure the continued safety of the specimens its clients have entrusted to them.
A video demonstration of an F-5 Storm Shelter may be viewed by visiting http://www.youtube.com/
About ReproTech, Ltd.
ReproTech, Ltd. was founded in 1990 for the purpose of providing long-term cryostorage services and operates regional cryostorage centers in Florida, Minnesota, Nevada and Texas. More information on ReproTech, Ltd. is available at http:// www.reprotech.com or 888-953-9669.