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    Re: Missouri officials say tornado killed at least 89

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    True, but it isn't particularly difficult to make houses tornado resistant. You'll notice that they won't do this.
    doesn't matter how "resistant" you make a house, if it gets hit by a freaking F5 tornado with 170 MPH winds you'll end up with a bunch of kindling.
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    Re: Missouri officials say tornado killed at least 89

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    True, but it isn't particularly difficult to make houses tornado resistant. You'll notice that they won't do this.
    Actually, it is nearly impossible to make houses tornado resistant. Making a home tornado-proof is tough - USATODAY.com

    Speaking callously from ignorance, about a disaster that killed almost a hundred people, is almost inexcusable.

    You're lucky to live in Wyoming, which hasn't fallen prey to much in the way of natural disasters (aside from forest fires) for decades. But, your living conditions are unique. You live in one of the only states in the U.S. that isn't prone to earthquakes, fires, tornadoes, and hurricanes. That is not the norm.

    I understand, as a Florida resident, that my house could be wiped out by a tornado at any point. They've hit very close to me. We can't have a basement, we are at sea level. The only solution is to build a steel tornado room into my garage, at the cost of around $5k. I also am at risk of hurricane damage, but I have insurance for that, though my private insurance company just cancelled my insurance, as of August, because they prefer not to write policies in Florida anymore, because of the hurricanes. My area isn't particularly hurricane-prone, I'm about 80 miles from the coast and in a low-lying area sheltered by large hills, but that doesn't really matter to insurance companies who are reacting to risk.

    WHat would you suggest that Floridians do, when we can't get homeowner's insurance? Move out of the state and abandon it entirely? That's a realistic solution. /sarcasm
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    Re: Missouri officials say tornado killed at least 89

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    True, but it isn't particularly difficult to make houses tornado resistant. You'll notice that they won't do this.
    Concrete construction.
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    Re: Missouri officials say tornado killed at least 89

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    F5 tornado with 170 MPH
    You're thinking cat5 hurricane scale. F5 is 261-318.

    The Fujita Scale of Tornado Intensity

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    Re: Missouri officials say tornado killed at least 89

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    True, but it isn't particularly difficult to make houses tornado resistant. You'll notice that they won't do this.
    Are you for realz dawg?

    You cannot make a house Tornado Resistant without... oh, burying it under ground, into a mountain... making a solid concrete block with armored window covers...

    Seriously, people say the most amazing things.
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    Re: Missouri officials say tornado killed at least 89

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Concrete construction.
    I spent two weeks in Tuscaloosa after the APR 27 tornadoes there. I saw hundreds of steel and concrete contructions that had been reduced to rubble. I saw a freakin storm shelter that had been literally sucked out of the ground.
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    Re: Missouri officials say tornado killed at least 89

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    doesn't matter how "resistant" you make a house, if it gets hit by a freaking F5 tornado with 170 MPH winds you'll end up with a bunch of kindling.
    F5? Hell any F1 direct strike would ruin most homes as they are.
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    Re: Missouri officials say tornado killed at least 89

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    And they're going to put the exact same houses in the exact same places, on the taxpayer's dime, and everyone's going to be truly astounded when this happens again.
    What are people supposed to do? Move out of tornado alley entirely?
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    Re: Missouri officials say tornado killed at least 89

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    I spent two weeks in Tuscaloosa after the APR 27 tornadoes there. I saw hundreds of steel and concrete contructions that had been reduced to rubble. I saw a freakin storm shelter that had been literally sucked out of the ground.
    Exactly. Some monster ropes cannot be protected against, you just pray you aren't in it's path.

    go hit up live leak... no here, check this out:

    LiveLeak.com - New Footage of Tuscaloosa Tornado

    Some of the best, close up, STUPID to take... video of the Tuscaloosa Tornado
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    Re: Missouri officials say tornado killed at least 89

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    What are people supposed to do? Move out of tornado alley entirely?
    Evidently they should make "Tornado Resistant" homes. Ya know, go down to your local Ace Hardware and pick up the kit, it's only $19.95...
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