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Military strikes in Syria, the MOAB bomb-dropping in Afghanistan, the North Koreans conducting missile tests…  Many people are worried that World War III is imminent.

A Texas bunker manufacturer says that business is booming like never before. “If I took 30 people and I worked seven days a week and 24 hours a day, I still wouldn’t be caught up right now,” said Clyde Scott of Rising S Bunkers in Murchison, Texas.

According to Scott, most clients are so eager to buy a shelter for their families, they don’t even inquire about the price. Their only concern is regarding how quickly he can install one.

At this point, Scott says he has a three-month backlog of orders.

“You shouldn’t wait until the threat, until the fuse is lit on the rocket,” he said, noting that six months ago would have been the time to make such a purchase.

Located in the city of Murchison, 75 miles southeast of Dallas, Rising S Company features different shelters which are designed to last forever and hold a year’s worth of food per resident. The smallest is a 96-square-foot living space for two, and the largest is the Aristocrat, which is built to accommodate up to 44 people and includes 10 individual master bedrooms.

Prices start at $39,500 and go as high as $8,350,000 for the Aristocrat. The price varies due to unlimited add-on options.

The company is taking new orders for the bunkers every day, but Scott says they’re not just for serious doomsday preppers. “I’ve sold to billionaires and I’ve sold to average Joes,” said Scott, noting that all sorts of people are investing in a doomsday backup plan.

The bulk of the shelters are made of steel and powered by solar energy, but they’re also designed to be comfortable — some even have exercise rooms. For $16,000, an escape tunnel can be added.

Though she can’t afford to buy a bunker on her own, Nora Holloway of Dallas has posted on social media that she’s looking for someone to go in on the venture with her.

“I’m in no position to buy one,” said Holloway. “However, I think that for a lot of people, that is a serious concern. And a lot of people have done so and will be doing so. It would prepare people, myself specifically, for what could and very well may happen in the future.”

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