Residents know that most tornadoes are not the monsters that ravaged Oklahoma recently, often families face weaker EF-0, 1, or 2 varieties. APA engineer Bryan Readling says there are ways to help people survive those tornadoes with their walls and roofs intact. Using data collected after the largest-ever recorded tornado system hit southern states in April 2011, Readling developed his strategies. He maintains that simple wind-resistant upgrades should ensure “continuity in the load path” that join house components. The suggested amendments are affordable, adding only a total cost of $600.00 to a home. Refer to this article’s photos for a pictorial of Readling’s strategies.
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