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View Diary: Finally some good news, in the form common sense, from Tornado Alley. (75 comments)

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    As I was watching the tornado live on KFOR on the internet, I saw the chopper scanning the school remains within minutes after the tornado.  I thought, "Oh surely those children are in a shelter."

    Then we found out the horror.  I posted a few comments that are right in line with your diary.  It's really hard for me to understand why tornado shelters in that area are not considered a requirement of infrastructure.

    Here are a few extra notes I have after reading the comments:

    1)  Those children did not drown as was first reported, they died of 'mechanical asphyxiation'.  

    2)  There are FEMA certified EF5 tornado shelters that sit above ground.

    I was surprised to see that any above ground shelter would work, but supposedly they do.

    http://www.depts.ttu.edu/...

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