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May 27 - June 2, 2013

Experts say more lives could be saved in tornado-prone regions by building codes and ordinances that mandate basements and sheltering spaces. What do you think?


Answers Votes
Agreed. Public safety demands that the government step in. 45%
Yes for schools and public buildings; no for homes and businesses. 47%
No. The current rules are sufficient. 8%


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Tagged categories: Building codes; Commercial Construction; Construction; Residential Construction

Comment from Donald L Crusan, (5/28/2013, 10:27 AM)

I voted agree, because as we all know, the average individual will not prepare himself and then look for a handout after a Severe Storm. I also advocate codes modified to allow FEMA Certified Storm Shelters and make them mandatory in schools, senior citizen housing, apartment complexes, and retail establishments.


Comment from Gary Burke, (5/29/2013, 10:25 AM)

The way our weather is getting, everyone should have some sort of protection from tornadoes! It just makes sense to add into new construction where possible. It could be used as a safety zone also in schools if a gun assault would occur.


Comment from Alan Mays, (5/29/2013, 12:48 PM)

Truth is that it costs all of us if we do not apply these kinds of safety measures. Insurance costs will increase due to claims paid. Cost of FEMA and other governmental costs also increase. On the flip side, it does bear the cost to the homeowner. If insurance would add incentives to their rates then it would cost the homeowner less over time.


Comment from M. Halliwell, (5/31/2013, 11:05 AM)

Code modifications are always a tough sell...you get too many who don't want the government telling them what to do (home owners, contractors, builders etc). I know here, where we have some fairly dense neighbourhoods, there has been a lot of push back against a code change regarding fire resistance and vinyl siding. Problem is, you get one house going up and the houses are so close that the next one melts and catches fire from the heat (rather than the fire jumping). They eventually got a change done and I suspect the shelter requirement will eventually come for "Tornado Alley."


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