A Tornado-Proof Concrete House Exists: Someone Please Tell Oklahoma!

tornadoNow is the time to look beyond concrete disaster shelters and go for the whole enchilada, the concrete house.  Not only has Moore, Oklahoma received 7 deadly tornado direct hits, but the state of Oklahoma is disaster central.  No other state gets hit with as many tornadoes and floods. Oklahoma has been declared a Federal disaster area 35 times because of tornadoes and 44 times because of flooding. The twister that devastated Moore, Oklahoma was the 74th Federal disaster declared in the Sooner state in the past 60 years.   The state is #1 in tornado disasters and No. 3 in flooding disasters.  Hello Oklahoma!  Take a look at this 1,200-square-foot home that will withstand up to 200-mile-per-hour winds, the same strength as the tornado that just hit the state.  But it could withstand a lot more because of its engineering.  While it won’t win any design competitions it still has rugged good looks.  But what do good looks matter when you live in Tornado Alley?  Moore city officials are now considering requiring concrete tornado shelters in any home that is re-built.  Why not just rebuild a concrete house instead?  For goodness sake, won’t someone wake up and try something that’s guaranteed to work?  ProTec’s Senior VP of Operations, George Van Oosbree, helped the architect and developer of this tornado-proof house as a consultant on the LEED aspects of the home. Please contact George if you want more information on the concrete house.

http://www.builderonline.com/design/a-hurricane-proof-concrete-house-with-a-designers-touch.aspx

2 thoughts on “A Tornado-Proof Concrete House Exists: Someone Please Tell Oklahoma!

  1. I don’t know if it’s just me or if everybody else experiencing issues with your site.
    It looks like some of the written text within your posts are running off the screen. Can someone else please comment
    and let me know if this is happening to them too?
    This might be a issue with my web browser because I’ve had this happen previously.
    Thanks

    • Hello,

      We have not heard of others having issues with the text. We have checked it on multiple web browsers and mobile devices and have not had any issues. Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.

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