2. A Shopping Mall
In some extreme weather emergencies, residents are advised to seek shelter in fortified buildings such as government buildings or malls. Likewise, municipalities and FEMA may use malls as a temporary shelters/triage locations in an massive grid failure.
A shopping mall, even if it has been abandoned, has the potential to be even worse than a single big box retail store.
There are way too many places for people to hide, so you will never be able to fully fortify this type of building. “Dawn of the Dead” perfectly illustrates just how unsafe a shopping mall is during the apocalypse.
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