29 Apr '14, 1pm

Dome it! Schools Can Affordably Survive Tornadoes

Dome it! Schools Can Affordably Survive Tornadoes

[For] new construction, I’d do it (just like in homes). Otherwise, it’s not a particularly cost effective way of saving lives. Around here, about 10 percent of tornadoes occur during school hours. The most in any state is around 20 percent for Alabama. If you’re interested in protecting lives, you need to focus on where people are when tornadoes hit, which is most likely at home. Nationally, we’ve averaged about 1 death per year in the last 55 years. In school transportation vehicles (buses and vans, not kids being taken to and from school in their family vehicle), around 16 kids 5 to 18 years old are killed per year, and 14 high school students die directly or indirectly as a result of football. In Oklahoma, prior to 20 May last year, the previous deaths in schools during the school day were in 1930. There was a death at an evening basketball practice in 1944 and 3 deaths...

Full article: http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/04/29/dome-it-scho...

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