“You can run but you can’t hide. But maybe you can float your way away. By some strange synchronicity, this is the year of the tsunami pod. A basic two-person 300-pound spherical pod built by former Boeing engineer Julian Sharpe, similar to the size and interior of the Gemini space capsule, costs $13,500; the four-person model sells for $17,500.
The Survival Capsule can be tethered via a 100-foot steel cable connected to a concrete plug in the ground, essentially turning passengers inside into a buoy…”
With the possibility of damaged roads, a tsunami-proof shelter may be an opportunity for some people. Pete Riedel, president of Reliable Emergency Shelters, says his RescuePods are made of a high-density polyethylene to protect occupants from tsunami debris. Other features include windows, air vents, safety seats, and an emergency beacon.
Research and development of the pods has taken about 5 years. Riedel put his money where his mouth this and went over a waterfall in one of his own RescuePods…