U.S. storm system that killed 16 causes tornado in Mississippi

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sensi wrote:

I wonder when the people living in those US tornado prone regions will get a clue about concrete, reinforced if needed… Most casualties will get killed by cheap house wood scraps flying around yet no mandatory or rational construction requirements seem applied over there…

Apr 28, 2014 12:13pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
ShadowLock wrote:

and the Lord kept us safe…….

You mean the same “lord” that started the tornado?

Apr 28, 2014 1:11pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
oenophile wrote:

The storm leveled a church. Why would God do that? Oh wait…

Here I sit, wondering if the storm will come through my area, wondering also what I could possibly do if that happened. We have no storm shelters; we don’t even have basements.

Apr 28, 2014 3:47pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
JWB1 wrote:

The likely hood of your house being hit by a tornado is so small it isn’t even considered during most construction.

Apr 28, 2014 5:03pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
quatra wrote:

It’ll get much worse before becoming any better. Maybe rethink the American stubborness for not signing the Kyoto protocol. For them money is much more important than their citizens’ lives.
The hurricane and tornado season is starting a bit early this year.

Apr 28, 2014 5:15pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Phrrho wrote:

God sure does work in mysterious ways – as in, he hates the bible belt.

Apr 28, 2014 5:31pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Phrrho wrote:

God sure does work in mysterious ways – as in, he hates the bible belt.

Apr 28, 2014 5:31pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Phrrho wrote:

God sure does work in mysterious ways – he doesn’t seem to like the bible belt at all…

Apr 28, 2014 5:40pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
STALEPIE wrote:

@sensi: what do they do? Can homes be built underground?

Apr 28, 2014 5:53pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Elmundo wrote:

My prayers and thoughts go out to those injured, killed and left without a home (yet again). Cannot there be made homes from Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) with reinforced metal braced roofs and safe enclosures – that can better survive these perennial deadly storms? It seems as the stick board home construction methods do not fare well and this is a annual risk, it seems that it is better to build-once than build every few years.

Apr 28, 2014 6:13pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Elmundo wrote:

Better, stronger concrete reinforced homes can save more lives and reduce property damage. I understand that it is not overly cost prohibitive, about 5-8% over a traditional wood framed home.

Apr 28, 2014 6:16pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Grimace wrote:

To Sensi… Your ‘get a clue’ statement is out of line. I have just come from Alabama and most of those homes you are viewing are not “cheap” and built just as good as homes anywhere else in the country. When a several ton tree comes crashing through your roof mixed with bricks and cars, you are going to see damage no matter what you build. If you want to build a house in the ground and live in a a bunker, you may have a chance.

Apr 29, 2014 11:33am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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