Building Better

A colleague and I spoke about our Survivor Story Pilot Study at an outreach event in Lee County, Alabama, on May 30. Dr. David Roueche, from the Auburn University, is a structural engineer. We explained that a survivor’s experiences during a tornado and knowledge of their structure might either challenge or confirm forensic engineering studies of tornado damage, and shared some of the latest science on how to build and secure homes to the ground better.

We shared information about the latest in disaster engineering science, including this video in which IBHS makes the bold claim that EF-0 and EF-1 damage can be virtually eliminated, and much of EF-2 damage can be prevented as well:

We also created this handout with links to information about building better and to dealing with storm anxiety, which is very common after disasters:

Please feel free to share it widely!

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