"Students Develop Home That Can Withstand Tornadoes"

Jan 18, 2015
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So it's portable....no sturdy foundation then...yet it can withstand an ef-5. Ok. I'll believe it when I see it put to the test

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Feb 21, 2012
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Wichita, KS
Very little detail in the article. In most places, the probability of getting hit by a tornado probably couldn't justify buying that thing, but in tornado magnets like OKC, I could see how "tornado proofing" a home might be a reasonable investment.
 
Aug 22, 2015
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Hastings, Nebraska
I think that it is a project to be further developed but right now i think that just because it can withstand 200 mph debris doesn't mean it can withstand pressure drops and the house being blown from its foundation
 

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Actually it was developed to withstand not only projectiles at 200mph - but winds too. And the "pressure drop causes homes to explode" myth was busted a few decades ago :)
 
Jul 16, 2013
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Joplin, MO
I think that it is a project to be further developed but right now i think that just because it can withstand 200 mph debris doesn't mean it can withstand pressure drops and the house being blown from its foundation
Pressure drops? Why would "pressure drops" result in a house being blown from its foundation? Please, elaborate.