SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – The owner of a California-based bunker business said his phone is ringing off the hook, amid heightened tensions between the United States and North Korea.

Fear sells, and Ron Hubbard knows this firsthand as president of Los Angeles-based Atlas Survival Shelters. Hubbard’s company builds 20 different types of shelters, ranging in price from $10,000 to $10 million.

Interest in shelters has gone up after President Donald Trump threatened “fire and fury” at North Korea as Kim Jong Un’s regime continues testing its missile program.

“I take that as a preemptive nuclear strike,” Hubbard said.

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Plenty of other people have taken it that way as well, with Hubbard fielding calls from San Jose, San Francisco and Los Angeles for bunkers.

“We’ve sold everything that we got, but we’re trying to produce as fast as we can,” Hubbard told KCBS.

Hubbard said production is being held up by the air filtration systems, which are made in Switzerland and Israel.

If a nuclear fallout does not occur, Hubbard says you may want a bunker anyway.

“The shelter doubles as a wine cellar because it stays around 60 degrees down there. Or it makes an incredible gun room or even a hobbyist room,” he said.

The Japanese market is also expressing an interest in purchasing fallout shelters.

Comments (28)
  1. a6intruderdriver says:

    The sky is falling! Fruits and Nuts, get your jammies and head to the shelter! Dopes.

  2. Feel like I’m reliving the 60’s communist scare. Now instead of the USSR it North Korea. Anything happens I’m just going to hide under my desk!

  3. Ren Bis says:

    Sixty Degrees?!?! Where do I sign up……

  4. It’s prudent to prepare for the worst case scenario. I wish I had the means to purchase one of these shelters.

  5. Don Steele says:

    California is TOAST….either by Nukes…Earthquakes….or ALL the weirdo quacks that live there!

  6. Tina Rowfast says:

    Amazing how there is a buck to made in any situation, no matter how dire. I saw this story at PressCalifornia.com

  7. We survived the nuclear attack by our friends in North Korea but our bunker flooded when Kalifornia slipped under the waves.

  8. Gary Wayland says:

    Democrats know how to DIG a HOLE!

    1. Carter Gwynn says:

      The tunnels from Mexico may become two way.

  9. paperpushermj says:

    ““I take that as a preemptive nuclear strike,” Hubbard said.”
    As you said ” Fear Sells “

  10. Carter Gwynn says:

    Rich people leaving the illegal aliens to burn on the surface.