Tornado Damage in the Barrie/Orangeville Area, Ontario, May 1985

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TypeArticle
Journal titleBuilding Research Note
ISSN0701-5232
Volume240
Pages23
SubjectRoofing; tornadoes; shopping centers; wind velocity; wood frame construction; safety engineering; concrete blocks; roofs; Wind loads; Air flow/Wind pressure; Couvertures
AbstractThe building damage caused by a series of tornadoes in the Barrie/Orangeville area on 31 May 1985 is described and related to the human casualties that occurred. The damage suggests certain changes are needed in Canadian building practice, and the National Building Code of Canada. Safe refuge areas during a tornado are discussed.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
IdentifierBRN-240
NRC number1973
NPARC number20378412
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Record identifier58a17521-ab67-4ac1-bc29-770ea76bee4a
Record created2012-07-24
Record modified2016-05-09
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