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Storm Shelters: Selecting Design Criteria

The intended audience for this Tornado Recovery Advisory (RA) is anyone involved in the planning, policy-making, design, construction, or approval of tornado shelters, including designers, emergency managers, public officials, policy or decision makers, building code officials, and home or building owners. Homeowners and renters should also refer to the Tornado RA titled Residential Sheltering: In-Residence and Stand-Alone Shelters. The purpose of this advisory is to present information on different types of shelter design guidelines, code requirements, and other criteria that pertain to the design and construction of tornado shelters. There are various storm shelter criteria, each of which offers different levels of protection to its shelter occupants.
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0.32MAugust 1, 2007
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0.02MAugust 1, 2007