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.

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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: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=25048141&trk=tab_pro His views are his own and not of his employer.
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