ABSTRACT

Community Wind Shelters: Background and Research   [open pdf - 3MB]

In areas subject to extreme-wind events, building owners, school and hospital administrators, neighborhood associations, and other individuals and organizations with responsibilities for public safety should consider building a community shelter. As outlined in this publication, wind hazards, such as those associated with tornadoes and hurricanes, vary throughout the United States. The decision to build a wind shelter will be based largely on the magnitude of the wind hazard in a given area and on the level of risk considered acceptable.

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Date:
2002-08
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): http://www.fema.gov/
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pdf
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