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Catastrophic events, pandemics, and fears of the end of the world have prompted buyers to invest in "underground shelters."

In this 2012 "SoCal Connected" piece, reporter Vince Gonzales uncovers the sudden boom in shelter sales across the country.

Ron Hubbard, founder of Montebello-based Atlas Survival Shelters, is on a mission to provide customers with protective and durable shelters that are often housed 20 feet underground on private property.

The shelters provide all of the amenities a normal house would provide, including bunk rooms, a large living room, food storage areas, and water tanks.

Thinking of purchasing an underground shelter in the event of a catastrophic event? That'll cost you anywhere from $35,000 to $150,000.

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