Civil Engineering Study of Joplin, MO Tornado

The Joplin Globe has a good article on a summary of a civil engineering study of the Joplin, Missouri EF-5 tornado in 2012.  It concluded that most of the buildings were not built to withstand the winds and recommends new construction through new building codes include hurricane straps in tornado-prone areas.  One of their surveys of the local hospital was done through LiDAR, for sure ground and maybe with aerial LiDAR data.


About Chuck Schoeneberger

Former forecaster at Meridian Environmental Technologies Inc (now a Interis Company), with a background in GIS and LiDAR, with other stints at GeoSpatial Services of Winona, MN and Aerometric (Now Quantum Spatial) of Sheboygan, WI. He is a weather technologist for public storm safety from a local to international level. LinkedIn Profile: His views are his own and not of his employer.
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