Weather Talk: How much weather should building codes prepare for?
The monster EF5 tornado that struck Joplin, Mo., in May 2011 killed 161 people. Eight of those killed lost their lives in a Home Depot store. Store employees were directing customers to a training room for safety when winds estimated at 165 mph ripped the roof off the store, causing most of the unsupported 100,000-pound concrete walls to fall down.
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