FEMA 342, Building Performance Assessment Team Report - Midwest Tornadoes of May 3, 1999
In response to the disasters caused by the May 3 tornadoes, FEMA deployed a Building Performance Assessment Team (BPAT), composed of national experts in engineering, architecture, meteorology, and planning, to Oklahoma and Kansas. The mission of the BPAT was to assess the performance of buildings affected by the tornadoes, investigate losses, and describe the lessons learned. This report presents the BPATs observations, conclusions, and recommendations, which are intended to help communities, businesses, and individuals reduce future injuries and the loss of life and property resulting from tornadoes and other high-wind events.
A Power Point presentation of the MAT report can be downloaded, in PDF format, by going to http://www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=6161.