HIGH WINDS, TORNADOES, HURRICANES, ETC.

Disaster Prevention and Management

ISSN: 0965-3562

Article publication date: 1 March 2000

Citation

(2000), "HIGH WINDS, TORNADOES, HURRICANES, ETC.", Disaster Prevention and Management, Vol. 9 No. 1. https://doi.org/10.1108/dpm.2000.07309aag.013

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2000, MCB UP Limited


HIGH WINDS, TORNADOES, HURRICANES, ETC.

HIGH WINDS, TORNADOES, HURRICANES, ETC.

FEMA

http://www.fema.gov/mit/shplans

FEMA has made plans and specifications for building a "safe room" inside a home available online via the Web address above. Developed in collaboration with the Wind Engineering Research Center of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, "Taking shelter from the storm, building a safe room inside your house" and the associated construction plans draw on 25 years of field research by the Texas Tech researchers. Their work has included studies of the performance of buildings following dozens of tornadoes throughout the USA and laboratory testing of building materials and systems when impacted by airborne debris.