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FEMA P-431, Tornado Protection: Selecting Refuge Area in Buildings, Second Edition (2009)

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This booklet presents information that will aid qualified architects and engineers in the identification of the best available refuge areas in existing buildings. The Best Available Refuge Area (BARA) Checklist may also be downloaded from the link on this page. 

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9.42MOctober 1, 2009
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Tornado Protection: Selecting Refuge Area in Buildings, Second Edition (Hardcopy)
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    Publication Number: 
    FEMA P-431
    Contact Name: 
    FEMA Distribution Center

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    (800) 480-2520
    Fax Number: 
    (240) 699-0525
October 1, 2009
Icon for file of type application/pdfBest Available Refuge Area Checklist and Instructions
2.09MNovember 21, 2017