Resilient Communities are the Foundations of a Resilient America.

Draft Final Report, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Technical Investigation of the May 22, 2011, Tornado in Joplin, Missouri (NIST NCSTAR 3)


Source: National Institute of Standards and Technology

Excerpt: “This investigation has, to the extent possible, reconstructed the characteristics of the tornado and the response of buildings, of lifelines, and of the people who found themselves in its path that fateful evening. The purpose was to make recommendations for improvements to building and emergency communications codes, standards and practices that lead to more tornado–resilient communities.”

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