If you survey your family right now, everyone might be in perfect health. They might not have any mobility issues at all. However, you never know when something might change that. A family member could end up in a wheelchair without a moment’s notice. That is why you need to add a wheelchair ramp to your storm shelter. Otherwise, you will have to leave a family member behind during an emergency, or risk your own life in an effort to get him into the shelter.
The ramp needs to go all the way down into the storm shelter so the person does not have to use the stairs. Be sure to test it with a wheelchair once you are finished building it to make sure it holds properly. You do not want to realize it is not strong enough during a disaster.
A wheelchair ramp can be a real lifesaver. Even if you don’t think you will need it, it is better to be safe than sorry.