Report: National guidelines for tornado-resistant buildings are needed

04/3/2014 | Insurance Journal

The federal government should develop national guidelines to make buildings and storm shelters better withstand tornadoes, the National Institute of Standards and Technology said in its final report on the tornado that hit Joplin, Mo., in 2011. The institute has started the "long and arduous process" of developing new codes and standards based on the findings of its investigation of the tornado, said the NIST's Marc Levitan.

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