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localroger Donating Member (663 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-26-11 11:59 AM
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17. Thanks for that link, dixiegrrrl
You're right, that is an incredibly moving account.
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  -Experts challenge Home Depot building design, codes after Joplin tornado proud2BlibKansan  Jun-26-11 10:55 AM   #0 
  - jeez.....those poor people and that brave father.  dixiegrrrrl   Jun-26-11 11:00 AM   #1 
  - It was certainly worth a shot, but it's not exactly an ideal setting.  Liberal Veteran   Jun-26-11 11:00 AM   #2 
  - Not sure what I would do  proud2BlibKansan   Jun-26-11 11:03 AM   #3 
     - True. It was certainly better than trying to ride it out in the car.  Liberal Veteran   Jun-26-11 11:09 AM   #5 
     - The nearest ditch or low lying area would be better.  Webster Green   Jun-26-11 11:14 AM   #6 
  - OMG! I didn't know about those deaths in the Home Depot store! Yes, investigate, definitely!  scarletwoman   Jun-26-11 11:07 AM   #4 
  - You would think building codes would be pretty strict, however..  Liberal Veteran   Jun-26-11 11:16 AM   #8 
  - Any large building with a large roof span  laundry_queen   Jun-26-11 11:21 AM   #9 
     - "..all public buildings in tornado alley have a safe room or a basement as a building *requirement*"  scarletwoman   Jun-26-11 11:50 AM   #14 
  - they are big barns  madrchsod   Jun-26-11 11:16 AM   #7 
  - barns or large storage sheds, Definitely not built for the ages.  Liberal_in_LA   Jun-26-11 02:18 PM   #21 
  - Related: an incredibly well written and moving account of what happened at the Joplin Hospital  dixiegrrrrl   Jun-26-11 11:24 AM   #10 
  - Thanks for that link, dixiegrrrl  localroger   Jun-26-11 11:59 AM   #17 
  - I wonder why this story targets Home Dept by name?  obxhead   Jun-26-11 11:27 AM   #11 
  - Because people died there  proud2BlibKansan   Jun-26-11 11:53 AM   #15 
  - Any "Big Box" isn't safe.........that also includes school & govt. buildings...  Historic NY   Jun-26-11 11:33 AM   #12 
  - very simply, look at the cross bracing of the beams and supports  onethatcares   Jun-26-11 11:41 AM   #13 
  - Dur. 4 cbs walls piled 24 feet high and a tin roof isn't very strong?  Shagbark Hickory   Jun-26-11 11:53 AM   #16 
  - Here in California, these are pretty standard nowadays  Xithras   Jun-26-11 01:25 PM   #18 
  - Here's another interesting picture:  proud2BlibKansan   Jun-26-11 01:57 PM   #19 
     - Interesting! Looks like it was made of crackerbox  Bryn   Jun-26-11 02:08 PM   #20 

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