If you have nowhere to run in a typhoon, flood, tsunami, or earthquake, break out the evacuation lemon.
The Noah personal evacuation shelter is an oblong sphere that can fit four adults. It will automatically right itself in water and stay afloat if carried off by a tsunami.
Made in Japan from tough fiberglass-reinforced plastic, it can take blows from a 220-pound iron block and survive a 33-foot drop into water.
The Noah weighs about 150 pounds, is about 5 feet across, and has an interior pole for support.
Cosmopower, a small environmental projects company in Kanagawa southwest of Tokyo, has received more than 500 orders for the shelter, the Asahi Shimbun reported. It will sell for roughly $3,950. … Read more