While President Trump addressed the country on Tuesday to say that Iran was standing down, tensions between the two countries had been hot since Trump ordered the missile strike that killed the country’s terror-linked Gen. Qasem Soleimani last week.
Iran responded with a missile strike on an empty U.S. base in Iraq, a gesture that Iran secretly warned the U.S. about ahead of time — and which let the country save face, according to experts.
While some people are now laughing online about the short and sweet end of “World War III,” WWIII had been trending on Twitter after the strike — and that led some people to seek shelter.
Rising S is a company out of Murchison, TX, which specializes in underground shelters that range in price from $45K to sprawling — and very secure — $1 million subterranean complexes.
Gary Lynch, a general manager for the company, confirmed to ABC Audio that his phone has been ringing with new orders since the Middle East situation kicked off. “This time of year, until mid-April, is usually very slow,” he explained. “So to be getting so many orders is very unusual.”
Vivos, which makes shelters so luxe they’d put most homes to shame, is based in California. The proximity to Hollywood stars — and their money — has made the company very popular in the past few days.
“An ‘uptick’ would be an understatement,” a rep emailed ABC Audio. “‘Besieged’ would be a better characterization of the current and ongoing demand for shelters.”