Session 4A.2 Damage survey of the Picher, OK Tornado

Monday, 11 October 2010: 4:45 PM
Grand Mesa Ballroom F (Hyatt Regency Tech Center)
Timothy P. Marshall, Haag Engineering Co., Irving, TX

Presentation PDF (1.1 MB)

On May 10, 2008, a large, long-tracked tornado passed through the southern portion of Picher, OK damaging or destroying a large number of residences. The author conducted detailed ground and aerial damage surveys after the storm. This paper will summarize the performance of buildings in the tornado and cross correlate damage intensity with the vehicle performance.
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