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National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Tornado Shelter Standing Among Ruins

Caption: A steel shelter bolted to a concrete garage floor was all that remained of a wood-frame home destroyed in the Joplin, Mo., tornado of May 22, 2011. NIST researchers studied this, and other in-home shelters, as part of the agency's investigation of the storm's impacts.

Credit: FEMA Mitigation Assessment Team

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Related news release: NIST issues final Joplin tornado report, begins effort to improve standards and codes


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