Tornado wind damage to buildings observed after the Sarnia tornado of May 21, 1953

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleInternal Report, Division of Building Research, National Research Council Canada; no. 111
Physical description31 p.
SubjectAir flow/Wind pressure
AbstractTornado-resistant construction can be achieved economically, by applying known and accepted sound engineering practices. Completely resistant structures would be too expensive since "the probability that any given area of one square mile will be struck by a tornado in any given year is slight even in states where these storms are frequent. It should never be overlooked, however, that there is no assurance that any particular spot will not be struck without warning in any year, or even more than once in the same year".
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada. Division of Building Research
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number7871
NPARC number20338034
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Record identifier97d4a937-bb59-4f2a-91ed-a1a9a5fb5a49
Record created2012-07-19
Record modified2016-09-29
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