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Disaster Preparedness & Response

Oklahoma Tornado 2013

Rebuilding After a Tornado

The powerful EF5 tornado that devastated a 17-mile long and 1.3-mile wide path through Moore, Oklahoma, demonstrates the intense and destructive forces imposed on the built environment and public safety.

ASCE maintains a long-standing partnership with the American Red Cross. Through this relationship, ASCE has helped raise tens of thousands of dollars in relief funds on behalf of the civil engineering community. Donate to the Red Cross today.

ASCE Resources

Selected ASCE papers discuss strategies for reducing loss of life and property damage when this natural hazard occurs. These articles are available in the ASCE Library, free to registered users and subscribers through July 31, 2013.

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Tornado-proof homes? Andrew Graettinger, co-author of the book Joplin, Missouri, Tornado of May 22, 2011, discusses lessons learned.

NBC, Monday, May 20, 2013

NPR, Wednesday, May 22, 2013