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QDo you think that the areas that are most affected by tornados should have a better building code?

these places are in tornado alley should be built to a higher level ... a good start would be to build wooden reniforced not concrete. 95 percent of the city was devastated by an F5 tornado .. thank God that not many people died , but more needs to be done .. as shelters for people .. actual shelters made ​​just for that reason . God bless you all .

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#1audriaAnswered at 2013-01-17 00:30:08
You are absolutely correct . And while you're at it , should do the same in Florida because of hurricanes . Structures built in an area that gets tornadoes and hurricanes should be made of concrete blocks , as in the case of the Bahamas . Fixed metal shutters should also be mandatory for all windows . This code should be ... not only available ...
#2DAVISHAAnswered at 2013-02-12 13:11:40
I think they should give IQ test to anyone who wants to live in a place called
#3JeremiaAnswered at 2013-02-18 09:09:03
A building code is not the best answer to this problem . The necessary improvement seems to let everyone know the best place to go .
#4*Anna*Answered at 2013-03-02 09:07:09
before white settlers arrived in America , the Indians who lived in the mountains and forests lived in permanent structures and the Indians who lived on the plains , or along the coast , were portable structures I should have been a great track , but unfortunately the settlers are still clueless the only type of code construction can withstand a tornado is one that requires that homes are built underground
#5Sammy JAnswered at 2013-03-19 18:53:22
The first people to live in the area lived in dug outs on the floor
#6KileyAnswered at 2013-09-26 23:28:58
I take it you've never experienced one. That F5 had winds of 205 mph. There isn't much that's going to stand up to that. There was an F3 that went through my neck of the woods last year that obliterated some very well-built houses. It was tossing tractor trailers around like toys. Building codes don't matter when something like that hits.
#7JoneAnswered at 2013-10-09 09:08:07
Not only there but, everywhere in the US. The way these new
sub-divisions are built with stick houses is a joke! This country needs to rewrite the codes on building houses. That way the owners will at least have a chance after spending thousands for popsicle stick houses!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#8!!!!Need help!!!!Answered at 2013-10-15 08:18:49
Tornados are pretty severe. A house would have to be pretty strong to withstand one and while it's possible to build such a house, it would be really expensive. It would probably be cheaper for a home owner to build a small tornado shelter and buy insurance for the house after all, a tornado might never come.
#9argicultureAnswered at 2013-11-15 12:10:06
The problem is that better building codes cost money and most homeowners want to pay the least they can. If something bad happens that’s what they have insurance for.

To take the analogy just a little further “should people who live in large cities be required to carry insurance for a devastating attack” being as we know it is going to happen.

We don’t do force on force much anymore – its all about actions on contact – Unnamed LT 10th Cav - Iraq
#10marleenAnswered at 2013-12-29 13:38:54
The average home owner could not afford what it would take to build a house that could with stand a F5 tornado. Do you have any idea what a home build of reinforced concrete would cost? I feel the only alternative these people have, which many of them do. Is an underground shelter to go to when the alarm is set off.


F5 Incredible tornado 261-318 mph Strong frame houses lifted off foundations and carried considerable distances to disintegrate; automobile sized missiles fly through the air in excess of 100 meters; trees debarked; steel re-inforced concrete structures badly damaged.


Tom you said:

I think they should give IQ test to ANYBODY who wants to live in a place called "tornado alley", and then get the ones who insist on living there to sign total releases so that my tax money doesn't go to help them build anymore.

Ok answer me this, if they don't live in Kanas, where should they live to avoid mother natures fury? CA? forest fires, mud slides and maybe earth quakes. Or maybe in one of the gulf states with hurricanes? There are no states that don't end up with some kind of disaster. One other thing if we find a couple of states that don't have many natural disasters do we all try and crowd into those couple of states LOL...
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