Are Community Tornado Shelters a Magic Bullet Fix for Reducing Tornado Casualties?
Alright, this is something that needs to be addressed. I am seeing more and more people simply say, "We need a greater number of tornado shelters for people to flee to... This gives people safer places to go during tornadoes... etc.". I think it's important to note some issues assumptions being made with this notion. I list some concerns below. 1) Who pays for the shelters? FEMA requires 25% of the cost to be covered by the purchasing entities. Most Southeast U.S. counties c