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The morning after Hurricane Leo rips through town, friends Evan, Jason, Mitchell, and CJ meet to explore the devastation. The group is dismayed to find that Evan has brought along Ricky, who is new to their town and school, and doesn't have any friends yet. Ricky is the one to find an old bomb shelter, unearthed by the hurricane. Inside, the boys find an underground lair, complete with electricity and food. What started out as a fun place to escape soon becomes a serious refuge for one of the kids who is trying to avoid an abusive home situation. To save the shelter, the friends must keep it secret, and to save themselves, they're going to have to share their secrets and build the safest place they can.