storm cellar

noun
a cellar or underground chamber for refuge during violent storms; cyclone cellar.

Origin:
1900–05

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Example sentences
Two people inside the home escaped injury-free as they sought shelter in an
  underground storm cellar.
Seeking shelter from an approaching tornado, a farm family retreats to the
  storm cellar.
Rescuers had to free a family that was trapped inside a storm cellar.
He hurried his family to the storm cellar and decided to take one last look
  before closing the door.
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