May 12, 2011
Just last month, hundreds of people died and thousands of properties across the south were destroyed by the ferocious tornados that wrecked havoc in the area.
Now, people are beginning to ask if it’s possible to build tornado resistant homes.
According to Larry Tanner, who works as a structural engineer at the Wind Engineering Research Center in Texas Tech University, the average US home simply doesn’t stand a chance once it falls into the path of a tornado.
“The strongest winds that most homes can withstand are around 90 mph,” said Tanner. “After that, they all pretty much get blown to pieces.”