Analysis Details Shelter Door Failure in April Tornado

Published 08/09 2014 01:41PM

Updated 08/09 2014 01:47PM

MAYFLOWER, AR -- Scientists have released a report analyzing the failure of a Mayflower safe room in the April tornado.

Engineers and researchers at Texas Tech University conducted the study.

The report calls for safe rooms to be constructed in strict accordance with FEMA standards, with tested door assemblies.

The report also says door manufacturers should provide notices to resellers and wholesalers of the dangers of selling non-tested door products for tornado safe rooms.

To check out the full report, click here.

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