Contact: Michael E. Newman
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
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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