Resources re Joplin, MO Tornado Recovery

(1) From the Wash Post: Devastated by a tornado 10 years ago, Joplin, Mo., offers lessons in what comes next

(2) Note from the Diva: A full chapter is devoted to the details of the Joplin recovery in our recent book, U.S. Emergency Management in the 21st Century, by Rubin and Cutter. That book was reviewed on this site in 2020 at this location.

(3)The ASCE has opened its archive: In response to recent tornados in the Midwest, ASCE Library has opened the SEI-sponsored book on the Joplin, Missouri tornado in 2011, as well as assembled the following papers, to help structural engineers understand the vulnerabilites of buildings, and better mitigate damage. This collection is freely available through February 28, 2022.

E-book: Joplin, Missouri, Tornado of May 22, 2011: Structural Damage Survey and Case for Tornado-Resilient Building Codes. Authors: By David O. Prevatt, Ph.D., P.E.; William Coulbourne, P.E.; Andrew J. Graettinger, Ph.D.; Shiling Pei, Ph.D., P.E.; Rakesh Gupta, Ph.D.; and David Grau, Ph.D.

(Thanks to Chris Jones for this source.)

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