Analysis Details Shelter Door Failure in April Tornado

Analysis Details Shelter Door Failure in April Tornado

Helen Greer died when the storm door on the home above ground residential shelter was impacted by storm debris.

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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